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October 19, 2011
Is it Time to Get a Divorce?
I’ve owned a Kindle but gave it away when the Nook came out and allowed sharing (or “Lending”) books. So, ...
October 18, 2011
Reading Pathways: Charles Dickens
Reading Pathways is a regular Book Riot feature in which we suggest a three-book reading sequence for becoming acquainted with certain ...
What is Social Reading?
The act of reading should be simple, right? A person, a book. That’s it. So what’s all this about “social ...
NFOs: the tragedy that reads among us
There is an affliction that many suffer from. It hides in plain sight. Someone on your bus every morning has ...
PUB DAY: Zone One, by Colson Whitehead
Though Colson Whitehead is an accomplished novelist and an insightful essayist (19,000 words on the World Series of Poker!), I’d ...
October 17, 2011
Spooky Reads: Zombie Fatigue
I used to like zombies, I really did. When I saw 28 Days Later (almost ten years ago now) I ...
Drop It Like It’s Haute: The Jersey Shore Booktionary, Volume III
Welcome to Drop It Like It’s Haute, a weekly celebration of that unholiest of marriages between pop culture and literature. __________ ...
Songs Based on Books & Authors: A Playlist
Sometimes, you just have to get your geek on. These hardest of core freak-outs generally occur when two of your ...
(Non)Spooky Reads: Books For the Wimp in Us All
Around this time of the year, it seems everyone gets all excited about getting scared out of their pants. Halloween ...
October 16, 2011
The History of Words—in 100 Words
We all love to make lists—from what we need “to do” to what we think of the world around us, ...
October 15, 2011
Literary Fact of the Day
Those of you who follow Book Riot on Twitter know that we run a daily nugget of literary trivia there ...
How the Booker got snookered
The literary world does bitchy really well. For proof, look no further than this year’s Man Booker Prize, featuring an ...
October 14, 2011
Beat the Algorithm, MATTERHORN Edition: And the winner is…
Last week, I took on Amazon’s algorithm to recommend a book for Ken, whose last great read was Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. ...
“Like anything worth writing, it came inexplicably and without merit.”: Writers on Screen
This week, we here at Book Riot ran the trailer for Young Adult, the much anticipated new Charlize Theron vehicle. ...
The “Swiss Army” Recommendation
A few years ago, I started writing an annual Top 10 list of books for friends and family. It appeared around Christmas ...