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Bookish Broadway: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

Can't get Hamilton tickets? See this show instead.

How to Choose Your Next Read when You’re Sick

Choosing the right book when you're sick is a tricky business.

The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction: Our Favorite Films About Authors

Last week The End of The Tour, about David Foster Wallace, was released to mostly great reviews. It’s based on the ...

When To Savor a Book

Some books are like roller coasters: you just want to get on, hold on for dear life, and ride it ...

Amtrak Writer’s Residency Semifinalists: The Entries

Earlier this year Amtrak, our nation’s beloved but not really well-used (and fairly expensive) rail transportation system announced the Amtrak Residency ...

12 Dead Authors You Should Follow On Twitter

In an effort to preserve and/or satirize the words of great authors of yesteryear, many have set up Twitter accounts ...

Top 8 Literary References in Seinfeld

From “yada yada yada” to “master of your domain,” Seinfeld unleashed more while-you’re-drinking-with-buddies quotable idioms than just about any other ...

The ANNA KARENINA Trailer Rundown

Editor’s note: If you want to watch the trailer before Kit breaks it down for you, check it out here. ...

Pop Quiz! Match These Movies With Their Author References

One of the great joys of being a reader is finding literary references in unexpected places. See if you can ...

A Reader’s Drinking Game, First Edition

[Editor’s note: The idea for this post came from a Book Riot reader on Twitter. So thanks, S.M. Hineline!] You know ...

Suck It, Tolstoy: I Read War and Peace

When I was a bit younger, I used to amuse my friends (and, more so, myself) by keeping day-long running ...

Awesome Literary ‘Staches

You may or not be aware that we’re in a special month now. No, it’s not just November. It’s MOVEMBER ...