#charles dickens

Handwritten Manuscripts You Can Read Online

I have to confess, I’m a bit of a handwriting junkie. I do a lot of my writing by hand, ...

10 Fabulous TV Author Cameos

Castle | Stephen J. Cannell, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, & James Patterson In season three, episode twenty-one (“The Dead Pool”) ...

The 10 Best Beards in Literature

Almost exactly two years ago, we ran a post on 10 awesome literary mustaches. It was indeed awesome, and yet something ...

What’s the Oldest Book You Own?

When it comes to collecting, book lovers have assorted passions. Some people love collecting first editions. I dabbled in this ...

Turning Classic Novels into Video Games

The opening scene of Austin Grossman’s You finds the protagonist interviewing for a job at a video game company. One ...

A Compendium of Literary References on The Simpsons: Season 1

If you asked me to name the most literate / literary sitcom of all time, I would have to begin ...

Holiday Rereads

It’s coming up to Christmas, and the winter holidays always get me in a space where I’m ready to reread. ...

Literary Inception: Two Great Books About Books

I’m into books. So much so that I own more than one book about books. Yes, that’s right, books about ...

Genre Kryptonite: Books About Charles Dickens

It’s a very odd thing, my weakness for books about Charles Dickens, although it might not seem odd straight away. ...

Advanced Citizenship: A Reading List for Becoming an Informed Voter

In the opening sequence of the first episode of The Newsroom, the main character, newsman Will McAvoy, is asked the ...

Casting Downton Abbey From Literature, Part II–Downstairs

Several weeks ago I shared a possible cast of Abbey’s “upstairs” denizens; this week, we turn to the popular BBC-produced ...

Casting “Downton Abbey” from Literature: Upstairs

Hardcore Downtonites (and I use the term “hardcore” deliberately–what is “Downton Abbey” if not porn for Anglophiles?) like me have ...

Holiday Villain Throwdown: Grinch vs. Scrooge

This week, the Throwdown is back with the answer to an old favourite: Who’s the meanest one?  Dr. Seuss’ Grinch, ...

Reading Pathways: Charles Dickens

Reading Pathways is a regular Book Riot feature in which we suggest a three-book reading sequence for becoming acquainted with certain ...