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13 Creepy Bits of Bookish Trivia

These are in no particular order according to creepiness. However, if you’re like me and are terrified by your own ...

My Evening with Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, though small in stature, is a towering figure in literature. Her books are deep, entertaining, and read for ...

The Best-selling Books of All Time, According to Wikipedia

How many copies do you think the Harry Potter series has sold, total? How many copies of The DaVinci Code ...

Our Favorite Biographies of Dead Writers

Book Riot was recently asked to recommend some awesome biographies of dead writers, and boy were we all over that. ...

Book Style: A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens

  (Click the image to see all the items!) Oh, A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens’ classic novel has been published ...

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Dickens?

There are literally thousands of images taken from books in the public domain that have been scanned and shared with ...

Let’s Stop Pretending Dickens Was The Platonic Ideal of Very Serious Literature

When I was a classic literature blogger, the man’s picture was part of my masthead. His name strikes dread in ...

Riffing on the Classics: Books That Pay Homage

I feel like I have the same revelation every couple of years or so: Hey, there are a burst of ...

Charles Dickens, Rooster, and Reading How You Want To

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’re having a really cool moment in the book world right now. It’s ...

A Diving Bell For History

Back in 2012 – a time that seems, alarmingly, too recent and too long ago, both at the same time ...

9 Pieces of Charles Dickens Swag

Nothing says Dickens like a miserable March snow day spent huddled on the sofa (which, in case you haven’t guessed, ...

9 Portraits of Famous Writers

There’s just something about the mingling of artistic media that always puts a smile on my face. I’m thinking, for ...

MRS. POE and the Burden of Historical Fiction

A book came out pretty recently called Mrs. Poe, a historical romance novel of sorts by Lynn Cullen. It’s about ...

10 Delightful Dickens Quotes

There’s just no excuse: if you are not reading Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in December, you are plain missing out ...

How to Start Your Own Tradition with A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Word has been going around that Neil Gaiman (who has apparently cloned himself in the interest of being everywhere, all ...