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When Books Hit Too Close to Home

You know that feeling when you’re reading a novel and suddenly you come across a description or a scene and ...

My Bookish Mix Tape

The Venn Diagram of three of my most loved passions—books, road trips, and rock and roll—intersects most perfectly with the ...

Reading the Right Book at the Right (Or Wrong) Time

If you’re the sort of person who keeps the compass used for navigating life in the pocket of your intuition, ...

The Best Cars of American Fiction

This is a guest post from Andy Browers. Andy believes in going to State Fairs, road trips, fist-pumping at wedding receptions to ...

February Book Adaptation News!

Hollywood loves to mine the book world for stories, new and old, that can be re-imagined and brought to the ...

Confessions of a Once-Tyrannical English Teacher

I was a tyrant, and lo! my classroom was my kingdom. The past tense is such a relief. For me ...

Literary Tourism: A Book Lover’s Guide to Road Tripping Up California’s Coast

My California is a state that’s best lived outdoors, with a book or two in your backpack. There is much ...

5 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speeches From Some Literary Giants

In recent weeks, we’ve posted video guides to authors like William Faulkner and Seamus Heaney, which included their Nobel Prize ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in September

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

A Compendium of Literary References on The Simpsons: Season 1

If you asked me to name the most literate / literary sitcom of all time, I would have to begin ...

If Books Were Bands

Sometimes, late at night, as I’m trying to get to sleep, I’ll torpedo the whole attempt by asking myself life’s ...

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Books and Authors You Had to Read in High School

This is a guest post by our current Rioter in Residence, Kevin Smokler. Kevin is the author of forthcoming essay collection ...

Top 10 Best Books Serial Book-Abandoners May Have Missed

“If a book doesn’t grab me in the first 50 (100? 150?) pages, I quit. I don’t have the time ...

Genre Kryptonite: Books You’ve Never Heard of By Authors You Have

This is a guest post from Nicole Perrin. Nicole is an editor, reader, tea drinker, and lit blogger (not necessarily in ...

Reading Pathways: John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath being as commonplace as they are in the respective book-bags of ...