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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

Examining the New Trend of Celebrity Book Trailers

Celebrities have been selling us products basically since both celebrities and products were invented. When you see a Helen-of-Troy-like dame ...

LITTLE WOMEN is NOT Like GIRLS

Recently, Vulture published a piece entitled “How Girls is Like Little Women” by Chiara Atik (whose play Women spoofs Girls ...

How to Overthrow Your Dystopian Government

This post is sponsored by Outcasts by Jill Williamson. From multiple award-winning author Jill Williamson comes this second book in ...

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

I’ve been thinking a lot about Woody Allen’s recent lifetime achievement recognition at the Golden Globes and the media maelstrom ...

I Miss Reading At the Gym

This year I started my New Year’s Resolutions on December 1st because I wanted to get in a month of ...

Grading THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE Essay by Essay

In the intro to her collection of essays, Ann Patchett tells us that for much of her career, she considered ...

Don’t Ban Books Like Eleanor & Park. Teens Need Them.

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

Why LONGBOURN is the Best New Addition to the Austenverse

I mentioned Longbourn by Jo Baker on my recent novels that should have gotten more end-of-the-year-list love. As it is ...

A Book Plus Something Else: A Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

We’ve all been seeing the holiday gift giving guides for books. And they are so helpful! But what if you ...

4 Novels That Should’ve Gotten More “Best of 2013” Love

So I keep seeing a lot of books I loved this year make the bookish internet’s Best of 2013 lists. ...

The Privilege and Pressure of Being a Book Claus

I love the holidays hard. Still, Thanksgiving-thru-Christmas stresses me out THE MOST, for all the normal reasons holidays stress people ...

Test Driving NPR’s Book Concierge App

I’m a huge fan of NPR’s annual end of the year book lists. I depend on them to help me ...

Divergent Trailer Rundown

WHY CAN’T IT BE MARCH ALREADY! I mean, I’m excited for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years/Chinese New Year/Valentine’s Day/et al. But I am ...

An Interview With Markus Zusak

In honor of the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s much beloved novel The Book Thief (it’s sold 8 million copies ...

Romeo + Juliet + Rewriting Shakespeare

In the most recent film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, IMDb lists writers as Julian Fellowes (of Downton Abbey fame) ...

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