Get a Double Dose of David Levithan in Crossover... →
Intrepid reader Leslie Fannon recommends titles that will appeal to YA and adult fic readers alike.
Reading Murakami actually has a comforting effect on people who are not even sad...– German newspaper Die Zeit on Haruki Murakami (via murakamistuff)
Louis Sachar v. Bruce Coville: Retro KidLit... →
Get your bookish nostalgia on!
Help us build the perfect airplane reading list! →
It takes a special book to help you ignore the annoying dude next to you and tune out the screaming kid a few rows away. What are your best airplane reading recommendations?
Can an author's Twitter feed sell you on her... →
Ten More Best Literary Characters of the Last 20... →
Because everyone gets to have a say! Who are YOUR favorite literary characters from 1991 on?
Neil Gaiman, Audiobooks, and Minotaurs →
What happens when audio makes a book more charming than it would have been in print?
Books tend to be offered as the antithesis of technology, but in fact they are...– Thank goodness for Richard Nash. Innovators in Lit #15: Richard Nash | Ploughshares Literary Magazine Blog
George Orwell’s Rules for Effective Writing →
1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print. 2. Never use a long word where a short one will do. 3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out. 4. Never use the passive where you can use the active. 5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent. 6. Break...
Why I Never Borrow Books →
When it comes to literature, is it better to own than rent?
What's your favorite word of the year?
Come on. We know you can do better than “squeezed middle.”
Ever wish you could bottle that new book smell? →
This perfumer creates scents inspired by books!
Name the last book you really loved — be it “The Help,” The Hunger Games,” “Like...– Booksellahs, FTW! Support your indie bookstore! - American Spring - Salon.com
What’s your favorite literary city?
Classic Novel Jumble! →
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Book Riot Black Friday Buying Guide
Bumble-ardy by Maurice Sendak Mindset, The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck Loving Kindness, The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg Galore by Michael Crummey I Never Liked You by Chester Brown The Night Shift: Untold Stories of the ER by Brian Goldman The Best American Poetry 2011 edited by Kevin Young and David Lehman The Owly Series by Andy Runton Maine by J....
One Reader’s Giving of Thanks
There’s a lot I love about reading. Here are a few things for which I am especially grateful: deckled edges finishing a book just as the train pulls into the station seeing someone reading a favorite book in public a good beginning a better ending a mysterious, wistful inscription in a used book re-reading a favorite and still agreeing with the notes you made in the margins re-reading an...
Be Thankful For Your Local Library →
What are your “Swiss Army” books, the ones you can recommend to just about anyone? Check out our latest list of Swiss Army recommendations today!
The Book Riot Black Friday Buying Guide →
Skip the crazy lines outside big box discounters and head to the cozy confines of your neighborhood bookstore with these recommendations from a dozen of our intrepid contributors.
I cupped both hands over my mouth and, like Tarzan in the jungle, yelled from...– Even famous writers geek out over other writers. Ah, sweet validation! Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 30 years ago, on seeing Ernest Hemingway 32 years earlier in Paris. Full story at Wired. (via doubledaybooks)
How Many of the World's 130 Million Books Have You... →
Let's Sack the World's Top Literary Cities →
Is Edinburgh really the most literary city in the world? And can this list be complete without a reference to New York?
How sad, melancholy even, to walk into a bookstore these days to find the...– Can publishers subsidize literature by selling more celebrity novels? A Modest Proposal: We Need MORE Celeb-Penned Novels! | BOOK RIOT
We Practice Charity: The Finalists →
The Book Riot community nominated many wonderful organizations to receive our first quarterly gift of 2% of our revenue, and we’ve selected 5 finalists. Pop over to vote now!
3 Books to (Not) Be Thankful For →
Cassandra Neace fesses up to being thankful that she doesn’t have to read these books. Which books are you glad you don’t have to read?
TV Characters and Their Literary Counterparts →
Ron Swanson as Hemingway? Too perfect.
The curriculum: sex, the book: The Essential Mediterranean Cookbook.– Elizabeth Bastos, The Essential Mediterranean Cookbook | BOOK RIOT.
On Being Late to the Book Craze Party
Today at Book Riot central, Amanda Nelson discusses her experience being late (like, really, really late) to the Harry Potter party. Why did she change her mind and decide to read them? I decided that millions of readers had to be onto something. Besides, I was missing so many jokes on Twitter, and there’s nothing I hate more than feeling left out. Except possibly bananas. And leggings worn as...
Your Book Club's New Best Friend →
Who are the top 20 literary characters from the... →
7 Great Books the New York Times Panned →
Only what is human can truly be foreign.– Wisława Szymborska, 1996 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature (via doubledaybooks) Check out GNAW, the imaginary support group for authors with chronically mispronounced names, which we dreamed Szymborska into earlier this week.
Top Five Signs You're Reading Too Much Young Adult... →
1. You keep a spreadsheet to try to determine whether you exist in a utopia or a dystopia. (Corporate ownership of media? Dystopia. New Muppet movie on the horizon? Utopia.) You secretly hope it turns out to be a dystopia so you can demonstrate your awesomeness in some world-liberating way….read the rest.
Questions on Rereading...
Are there books you wish you could read for the first time again, others that get better with each reread, and still others that don’t stand the test of time with rereadings? What makes them different? Which are your selections? Weigh in at Adventures in Rereading and holler at us Twitter to join the discussion.