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November 2, 2011
How to Read a Classic
First of all, let’s not get into semantics about what makes a classic… the type I’m talking about here is ...
CRITICAL LINKING: November 2, 2011
“Some phenomena have an irreducible complexity that will defeat any big-idea effort at simplification. Detailed research has, not surprisingly, cast ...
November 1, 2011
Twitter or Holden Caulfield: The Answers
Last week, we challenged you to distinguish between lines from Catcher in the Rye and some random tweets. Time to ...
Will Bourdain Break Through as a Brand-Name Imprint?
Giving a celebrity a book imprint might sound like the equivalent of bestowing a horse-drawn carriage. (Imagine the maintenance.) But ...
Sites We Like
Sites We Like: Slaughterhouse 90210
There’s a big, wonderful world of bookish websites out there. In this column, we point you to some of our ...
We Practice Charity: You Choose Who Benefits
“…the best means of benefiting the community is to place within its reach the ladders upon which the aspiring can ...
Avoiding Some Characters at the Literary Water Cooler
In a recent Slate article, novelist Lionel Shriver wrote a “defense of unlikable characters,” wherein she claims that no one ...
BOOK FETISH: Volume V
Bookish things for those with a fetish for books. See previous entries here. 1. It Was A Dark and Stormy Night, ...
October In Reviews: ZONE ONE, THE MARRIAGE PLOT, 1Q84
To build on our REVIEW GPA feature, which amalgamates reviews from mainstream press outlets, this end-of-the-month “IN REVIEWS” feature compares ...
Your New Riot Emcee: Rebecca Joines Schinsky
Beginning today, Rebecca Joines Schinsky (@bookladysblog) takes over as Associate Editor and Riot Emcee (aka Community Manager). Many of you ...
CRITICAL LINKING: November 1, 2011
Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee. “No shame comes taped to playing with the familiar ...
October 31, 2011
GIVEAWAY: 11/22/63 by Stephen King
So we got our hands on a hot little number: an advance copy of Stephen King’s forthcoming novel, 11/22/63. Rather ...
Sneak Preview and Giveaway: CARRY THE ONE
I am so excited because I get to play Book Santa Claus today and spread joy and cheer to all ...
Drop It Like It Is Haute
Drop It Like It’s Haute: Happy Lit’Oween
As per usual this time of year, the interweb is positively a-crawl with photos and how-to guides should you wish ...
Reading Pathways: John Irving
Reading Pathways is a regular Book Riot feature in which we suggest a three-book reading sequence for becoming acquainted with certain ...