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5 Classics that Gain New Meaning When You Listen to the Audiobook

If you didn't get into Moby-Dick when you read it in school, try it again in Anthony Heald's sardonic audiobook narration.

Books I’ve Read Instead of Finishing Moby-Dick

Whaling, Victoriana, satire, and historical fiction one reader has picked up while she slowly makes her way through Moby-Dick.

Honest Plot Summaries of 19th-Century Novels

What if we summarized those 19th-century classics a little more...honestly?

4 New Books Set in New England to Read This Month

Four new novels coming in June, all set in New England

5 Bizarre 19th Century American Novels

A round-up of five...unusual...American novels of the 19th century.

Reading Pathways: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has long been hailed as the creator of the detective fiction genre and celebrated for his ...

And I’d Do It Again: Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

Sometimes a reading a particular book can be so amazing, so life-changing, or so personal, that when other people read it, ...

10 Adventure Novels to Die For

Is there anything better than a great adventure novel? Here are ten (plus a few extra recommendations) to add to ...

Literary Tourism: American Author Museums

Last month, it was announced that Springfield, Massachusetts, will soon be home to a museum to honor the legacy of Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. ...

A Simple Tale About Man Who Hates An Animal: MOBY-DICK in Pop Culture

Call me illuminated. I’ve just finished Moby-Dick and, like many before me, I feel like I’ve been on a voyage ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In February

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, ...

Manuscript Discoveries That Would Make Me Die From Joy

So you’ve heard the news about the publication of Harper Lee’s second novel, and you’re licking your lips in anticipation ...

12 Dead Authors You Should Follow On Twitter

In an effort to preserve and/or satirize the words of great authors of yesteryear, many have set up Twitter accounts ...

Riot Reviews Rooster, A New EReading App

Three of us Rioters recently tried out the new Rooster ebook app, expressly to share our findings with you. And ...

10 Best Overlooked Moments of MOBY-DICK

I first read Moby-Dick about ten years ago to show myself I still had the attention span to read things ...