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Top Ten Made-Up Literary Couples

Miss Liberty Hardy’s hilarious post “Literary Missed Connections” got me thinking about how my favorite literary characters would act if ...

12 Literary Predictions for 2012

Here’s how I see this literary year going down. Tell me if you disagree. January — The first literary mystery ...

Literary Missed Connections

Waiting in line at Burger King – m4w (Miami) You: Purple hair, multiple piercings. Me: Swarthy, long red coat. You said ...

7 Surprise Twists I’d Rather Live Without [or The Airing of Grievances, Literary Style]

A truly surprising surprise twist—the kind that  makes you gasp or clutch your pearls or reexamine everything you thought you ...

When Used Books Attack: Banana Edition

At RiverRun Bookstore, we carry used books as well as new. People drop off boxes of their books, and we ...

The Nose Knows: A Perfumer Captures the Scent of a Library

To book lovers like us, the smell of leather-bound tomes or fresh paperbacks can be utterly seductive. Ever wish you ...

Top Five Signs You’re Reading Too Much Young Adult Literature

I read a lot of young adult literature, as previous posts at Book Riot might suggest. But this semester, I’m also ...

Welcome to the Library of Fictional Fiction

This is a project for the most precocious amongst you. The ones who have read all there is to read. ...

Conversations With Non-Reading Mombies

Stop me if you’ve been here: you’re talking to an acquaintance, someone who does not really know you. It comes ...

Drop It Like It’s Haute: 5 Authors We Want to See Host the Oscars

Welcome to Drop It Like It’s Haute, a weekly celebration of that unholiest of marriages between pop culture and literature. __________ ...

George Orwell’s 1984 vs. Real 1984: Which Was More Gnarly?

George Orwell’s 1984, first published in 1949, paints a grim picture of a terrifying dystopia. However, (with tongue firmly implanted ...

Organizing Your Bookshelves: Version 2.0

Shelving your books alphabetically by the author’s last name is so 2010. Here are some new ideas for how to ...

A Brief History of Booze and Books

Frank Sinatra famously declared that he felt sorry for people who don’t drink, ’cause when they wake up in the ...

Why Ron Weasley Should Have Died

According to my own rules about spoilers, I am compelled to warn you that significant plot points of a variety ...

Pike v. Stine: Retro YA Thriller Throwdown

Happy Hallowe’en, y’all! If you’re about my age and went to a public middle or high school in North America, ...