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New Book Preview: February 18, 2016

This video is sponsored by our own Steamy Reads Box, a one-time box of our four favorite sexy reads and rad ...

Jo March Have I Loved: On Identifying With Fictional Women

Reading has always been an escape for me, as I imagine it is for most readers. As such, I used ...

What Does Your Favorite Book Say About You?

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and for single people like myself, we can find ourselves fielding questions or comments from ...

Big Books, Big Guilt

Everyone knows that person who LOVES to drop into every conversation the fact that they’ve read Infinite Jest, all thousand-plus pages ...

On Long Sentences

I love long sentences; ever since I moved beyond the Berenstain Bears, I’ve adored a sentence bristling with commas and ...

How Reading Big Books Helped Me Conquer Living Abroad

This is a guest post from Rachel Dorsey. She is the recent founder of a travel company, Supporting Cast Travel, which ...

10 Pieces of David Foster Wallace Swag

Is this is the year you finally read Infinite Jest? You have our full encouragement — it’ll be quite the ...

Our Reading Lives: Why I Like Difficult Novels

When I first read David Foster Wallace’s notoriously difficult novel Infinite Jest in the fall of 2008, just weeks after ...

Only Oblivion to Look Forward To: Finishing David Foster Wallace

My fingers tap the spines of my books, working from the top left corner of my TBR shelf to the ...

5 Celebrities Who Love Books

James Franco — he of the published volume of short stories and the candidacy for a PhD in comparative lit ...

Three Perfect Book Gifts From Christmases Past

Welcome back from the holidays, Book Riot peeps.Hope you had a lovely one, and I suspect there were a few ...

Top 5 Fan Fictions I’d Actually Want To Read

I’m not sure which is more responsible for the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey: The fact that it’s naughty, or ...

Judge Me By My Cover: Finding the Perfect New Year’s Eve Date

For those of you who are like me – woefully single – the search is frantically on for a date ...

Ten More Best Literary Characters of the Last 20 Years

Another list? Sure, why not! Last week, Jeff posted his 20 best literary characters of the last 20 years. It’s ...

Reading Pathways: David Foster Wallace

To the casual reader, David Foster Wallace may seem intimidating. The words “postmodern” or “experimental” or “preposterously intelligent” are never ...