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A Brief (and Admittedly Incomplete) History of Cookbooks

From ancient Mesopotamia to the year's most popular cookbooks, this brief (and admittedly incomplete) history of cookbooks examines our culinary roots.

The First Line Of Harry Potter And The Last Line: A Close Reading

Delve deeper into the series as we do a close reading of the first lines and last lines of each Harry Potter book in this iconic and magical series.

5 Hacks for Becoming a Morning Reader

Waking up, having a cuppa, and reading a book in the morning? What witchcraft is this? We've got the morning reader hacks you're looking for.

Reading While Bilingual: How Translated Books Helped Shape My Cultural Identity

How reading immigrant stories and working with translation helped one Rioter regain her identity as a multilingual reader and find common ground.

40 Terry Pratchett Quotes for Every Situation

Whether you need advice or just a laugh, these Terry Pratchett quotes are sure bring a smile to your face and determination to get through life.

Readers Are More Satisfied With Their Lives Than Nonreaders, New Study Suggests

Readers are more satisfied with their lives than nonreaders, a new study suggestions, but there are a few crucial things to keep in mind about the data.

59 Quotes about Libraries and Librarians

This collection of 59 thoughtful and charming quotes about libraries and librarians will lift and inspire you to grab your library card.

Want To Borrow A Library Ebook? Why It Might Become More Challenging (& How Libraries Are Fighting Back)

Macmillan's embargo on new ebooks impacts public libraries, now scrambling to make materials available to patrons.

It’s Haunted Riot at Book Riot!

Ready for a Halloween as spooky as it is bookish? Then unlock the door and enter Haunted Riot at Book Riot (don't forget your book light).

The Most Popular Books In Libraries, July–September 2019

Take a peek at the most popular books in libraries during the third quarter of 2019, courtesy of Panorama Picks.

Sex, Nudity, and Satanism Are Why Parents Believe In School Book Censorship

Why do over 1/3 of parents believe in censoring books in public schools?

Why This Year’s Booker Prize Has Made Me Lose Faith in Literary Awards

Why one reader has lost faith in literary awards following the recent Booker Prize announcement.

How Are Words Added to the Dictionary?

Ever wanted to know how words are added to the dictionary? We spoke with Merriam-Webster to find out what journey a word takes for dictionary inclusion.

Why and How Censorship Thrives in American Prisons

How and why censorship thrives in American prisons, denying the incarcerated their First Amendment rights, and what you can do about it.

The True History of Human Flesh Books and Other Tales

Let's explores the grisly practice of books made from human skin and separate the meat from the flesh (aka: truth from fiction).