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October 15, 2011
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 ...
You Say Reader’s Choice, I Say Independent Literary Awards
Have you ever seen the winners list of certain book awards and wondered how in the world some of those ...
October 13, 2011
Dear Publishers: Please don’t pull a “Netflix”
That’s right, I’m changing the verb “Netflix” from a good thing — “Hey, I’m in the mood to watch Mad ...
GENRE KRYPTONITE: Vince Flynn — A Poor Man’s Tom Clancy
We thought Kit’s post about the genres we have an inexplicable weak spot for was so inspired that we thought ...
Fantasy Audiobook/Narrator Pairings
Last week, Audible announced that some high-profile actors would be recording audiobook versions of some classic books. The choices range ...
Down the Bibliography Rabbit Hole
One of the best things about reading nonfiction is the bibliography at the end of any well-researched piece. If I ...
October 12, 2011
SPOOKY READS: Campfire Tales for Cool Kids
We’re highlighting books for Halloween all month. Check out Kit’s previous Spooky Reads and Kim’s rundown of frightening non-fiction. __________________________ ...
Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Wooing Women
You can’t stop new adaptations of Pride and Prejudice. (I’ve learned this through bitter tears.) And there’s really only one ...
If You Like (Insert Something), Try (This Other Thing): TRUE GRIT Edition
True Grit by Charles Portis is a classic of the western genre, full of guns and horses and cowboys and spurs ...
October 11, 2011
You Don’t Have A Favorite Author
As a proud and pugnacious fanboy of literary fiction, I am often asked THE question that all of his fellow ...
Judging A Reader By Their Cover
When the great Venn diagrams of this world are drawn, and what a day that will be, one of the ...
PUB DAY: The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides
Here’s an unusual, slightly silly way to tell how popular a modern novel is: Check its Wikipedia page. If the ...