#Mark Twain

Book Fetish: Volume 317

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

The Best Quotes from Authors Born in November

Did you know November is full of author birthdays? In fact, 15 famous writers are celebrating birthdays in November, including ...

31 Totally Accurate Mark Twain Quotes (And Where to Find Them)

Everyone loves good Mark Twain quotes, right? Here's some of our favorites from the author, with quotes about life and love, animals and alcohol.

Ron Swanson or Tom Sawyer: Who Said It?

A quick quiz in honor of Nick Offerman's new Tom Sawyer audiobook.

Nick Offerman is the Voice of TOM SAWYER

Nick Offerman's recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is the newest addition to a growing list of audiobooks performed by celebrities.

In Support of Banned Books Week: Quotes on Censorship

We’ve rounded up several important quotes about banning books and censorship in honor of Banned Books Week. It’s a national event founded in 1982 to ...

10 Adventure Novels to Die For

Is there anything better than a great adventure novel? Here are ten (plus a few extra recommendations) to add to ...

Manuscript Discoveries That Would Make Me Die From Joy

So you’ve heard the news about the publication of Harper Lee’s second novel, and you’re licking your lips in anticipation ...

A Response to Twain’s Grave Robbery: Ways to Honor Him Legally

You may have heard: At some point over the holiday season, somebody went to Mark Twain’s grave, climbed a ladder ...

Our Favorite Biographies of Dead Writers

Book Riot was recently asked to recommend some awesome biographies of dead writers, and boy were we all over that. ...

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 ...

10 Fabulous TV Author Cameos

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

Let’s Put James Franco on All the Book Covers

Last week, when presented with the As I Lay Dying movie tie-in with James Franco on the cover, the internet let ...

Six for the Money: Nominating Authors for a Place on U.S. Currency

Jane Austen, according to several reports, is in the running to appear on Great Britain’s ten-pound note in the near ...

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 ...