Kit Steinkellner

Kit Steinkellner is a playwright, screenwriter, and creative writing teacher. She also writes about books and reading  at Books Are My Boyfriends. Follow her onTwitter: @BooksAreMyBFs

The Reasons We Cry When We Read

I just finished Ruin and Rising, Leigh Bardugo’s last installment in her YA “tsarpunk” Grisha Trilogy, and that last chapter ...

No, I Won’t Read Your Book if I Think You’re a Monster

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

Things I Think About While Listening To Audiobooks

I recently noticed that when I listen to audiobooks, I often have them same thoughts about the books I’m playing ...

Don’t Be That Guy: On Bookstore Event Etiquette

Dear Guy Who Brought Your Yappy Dog To a Book Reading, I know you have your excuses because you told ...

A Love Letter to Maverick Novels

I recently read Kindred by Octavia Butler, a 1979 novel that tells the story of Dana Franklin, an African-American woman ...

Are Novellas Coming Back Into Style?

I was so excited to hear that Pulitzer finalist Karen Russell (author of novel Swamplandia! and short story collections St. ...

“This is Where I Leave You” Trailer Rundown

I ended up really liking this trailer, for the film adaptation of This is Where I Leave You! Mostly because ...

Books Weren’t My Only Friends in High School, They Were Just My Favorite Friends

I was so excited to get my driver’s license, but it wasn’t for the reason I think most teenagers are ...

Your Beach Book Doesn’t Have to Be a “Light Read”

It’s May, which means it’s almost June, which means it’s ALMOST SUMMER. I’m marking red X’s on my wall calendar ...

“The Fault in Our Stars” Extended Trailer Rundown

I just looked and saw there hasn’t been a trailer rundown in six months. I feel like I’ve failed you ...

What We Can Learn From Gary Shteyngart Retiring From Book Blurbing

I can’t believe Gary Shteyngart resigned from book blurbing and I didn’t know about it until, like, just now. I ...

When’s The Last Time You Were Haunted By a Book?

As long as I can remember, we had a copy of Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love in our family library. I remember ...

I Am The Last-Page Grinch: My Problem With Unsatisfying Book Endings

I’ve basically hated the endings of the last few novels I’ve read, and I am cranky about it. Like being ...

Thoughts on the First Veronica Mars Book: THE THOUSAND-DOLLAR TAN LINE

(I will try my best not to spoiler up this post [I’m not dumb, I know when you’re writing about ...

Rock a Pair of Frames Like Your Favorite Bespectacled Character

This post is sponsored by Warby Parker. Affordable, stylish, vintage-inspired glasses delivered to your door. The truth is I need ...

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