Jodi Chromey

Jodi Chromey is a freakishly tall writer who edits MN Reads and has been blogging at I Will Dare since 2000. Follow her on Twitter: @jodiwilldare

How Do We Talk About Books That Are Only Okay?

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Shut Up About Not Having Time to Read

To celebrate Book Riot’s second birthday on Monday, we’re running some of our favorite posts from our first two years. This ...

Book Reportarrhea: Genetic or Caused By Reading Non-Fiction?

As you may or may not remember, I babysit my nephews (ages eleven, nine, and eight) collectively known as The ...

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

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

How Do We Talk About the Books That Are Only Okay?

The other weekend I read a book. It was okay. It didn’t annoy me with bad writing, preposterous plots, or ...

What Next?: 3 Books to Read After PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

One of the more pleasant surprises on Book Riot Readers’ Top 50 Favorite Novels, at least for me, was The ...

2013 Tournament of Books Discussion: THE ROUND HOUSE by Louise Erdrich

We here at Book Riot are huge Tournament of Books fans, so this year we’re going to discuss each of the ...

2013 Tournament of Books Discussion: THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON by Adam Johnson

We here at Book Riot are huge Tournament of Books fans, so this year we’re going to discuss each of ...

How Do You Talk About THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE On Its 50th Anniversary?

I’ve stared at this blank piece of virtual paper for the last twenty minutes wondering how to start talking about ...

5 Bookish Crafts from Instructables that Don’t Require a Saw

So Instructables is this great community site where people make cool stuff and then tell you how you can make ...

2013 Tournament of Books Discussion: HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? by Sheila Heti

We here at Book Riot are huge Tournament of Books fans, so this year we’re going to discuss each of ...

Why THE HOBBIT Turns Me into a Sullen 8th Grader

All this talk of The Hobbit, now that the movie is out, has turned me back into the sulky, sullen ...

Best of Book Riot: Literary Tiger Beat–The Dreamiest Male Teen Characters

To celebrate the end of the year, we’re running some of our favorite posts from the last six months. We’ll ...

Best of Book Riot: The Joy of Rediscovery: An Ode to the Library

To celebrate the end of the year, we’re running some of our favorite posts from the last six months. We’ll ...

Five of the Best Short Story Songs of All Time

Short story songs are like short stories. They have plot, characters, rising action, climaxes, falling action, lessons about life and ...

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