Jennifer Paull

Jennifer Paull walks quickly.

THE BOOK RIOT 50: #41 The Nose Knows

To celebrate Book Riot’s  first birthday on Monday, we’re running our best 50 posts from our first year this week. ...

Happy Birthday, Roger Angell!

Writer and editor Roger Angell turns 92 today. You may salute his many books on baseball. Or you may revere ...

Genre Kryptonite: Books About THE NEW YORKER

I was a relative latecomer to the New Yorker, subscribing only after my post-college move to Manhattan. When I fell ...

The Well-Read Waiter

On a recent trip to San Francisco, I stumbled onto a literary lagniappe: Matt, the incredibly well-read waiter at Café ...

A Pox on Over-the-Shoulder Readers

This morning, in the subway, it happened again. The subtle lean, the breath on my shoulder, the eyes roaming where ...

Café Table in the Sky: American Writers in Paris

Tipping my drink to our Riot Read for The Great Gatsby, it’s time for a Fitzgerald-friendly Dinner Table in the ...

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child!

Break out your best wobble-warble voice on August 15 to wish Julia Child a happy 100th birthday! In the world ...

8 Romantic Readings from Contemporary Literature

If you’ve been on the wedding circuit this summer, you’ve likely gotten sprinkled with classic literature along with the confetti ...

Pap! Bad Quotes from Gatsby

These past few weeks, we’ve been splashing around in the milk of wonder, sharing our favorite quotes from THE GREAT ...

In Which the CLOUD ATLAS Trailer Exceeds Expectations

This winter, my Confidence Index on the film of Cloud Atlas was skeptical. OK, OK, I put on my Doubting ...

“Poems Like Boxers”: Anyone Been to Peace Camp?

This past weekend, murmured poetry and glowing tents illuminated the British shoreline in an installation called Peace Camp. Have any ...

Miss Calvin and Hobbes? Read Frazz!

While nothing can ever replace the wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes in the funny pages, there is a contender for ...

Read It and Drink: A Guide to GATSBY and Alcohol

If chapter three of The Great Gatsby doesn’t make you thirsty, you must be Carrie Nation. It plunges you into ...

A Conversation with Salma Abdelnour

Salma Abdelnour published her first book, Jasmine and Fire: A Bittersweet Year in Beirut, this month. The memoir charts her ...

Four Exciting Upcoming Art Books

When in danger of a text tizzy at BEA, I retreated to the seductive arms of the art publishers’ booths. ...

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