BOOK RIOT

To the tune of “Ek Ladaki ko Dekha” (1942 A Love Story)
“On Seeing One Girl”
Augustus would sing this after his first time seeing Hazel at the group.

Ek ladaki ko dekha to aisa laga…
When I saw this girl, she seemed to me like…

Jaise ek cigarette
Like a cigarette;

Jaise nakali peir
Like a fake leg;

Jaise bimaar bache
Like sick kids;

Jaise ek sundar rupaka
Like a beautiful metaphor

What would the soundtrack to the Bollywood take on The Fault in Our Stars sound like? 

Oh, we have some ideas.

Seems pretty straightforward.
10 Unexpected Facts from the New Harper Lee Biography
I can feel your fever, taking over / Can you see your fever, taking over me?I can feel your fever, taking over / Got a dirty feeling that you’re the remedyWhat about a little Bullet For My Valentine to talk about Alissa Nutting’s Tampa? 
That and other heavy metal lyrics as book blurbs.

I can feel your fever, taking over / Can you see your fever, taking over me?
I can feel your fever, taking over / Got a dirty feeling that you’re the remedy

What about a little Bullet For My Valentine to talk about Alissa Nutting’s Tampa?

That and other heavy metal lyrics as book blurbs.

Can you read too much YA? Perhaps.
Here are your 20 signs to watch out for (or 20 signs own and enjoy!)

Can you read too much YA? Perhaps.

Here are your 20 signs to watch out for (or 20 signs own and enjoy!)

The end of senior year held a very specific kind of poignancy, what with impending graduation and saying goodbye to dear friends and heading off into an uncertain future. Luckily, some of us were able to vent our angst and fears through the medium of the SENIOR YEARBOOK QUOTE. Ahhh, the senior yearbook quote. In what other capacity can you sum up your entire high school experience, nay, your entire TEENAGEHOOD, with one carefully-chosen line from your favorite movie/song/poem/book/whatever-the-hell else?

from Literary Yearbook Quote Roundup by Rita Meade

Did you choose a literary quote to sum up your years in high school in the yearbook? Come share with us.

Sure you’ve heard every reason why paper books are better than ebooks. But have you heard these 10 reasons?

Sure you’ve heard every reason why paper books are better than ebooks. But have you heard these 10 reasons?

Time for a little fun. Can you name the book as summarized by these 80s song titles? Then Walk This Way

Author detwitterfication: n. Something that should be done to certain famous authors who shall remain nameless when they take to the twitters and say outrageously insulting or bizarre or downright stupid things that make people say whaaaaa? and feel bad about having liked that author’s books. Detwitterfication should be done gently by a friend or family member, someone who can tell the author to just step away from the twitter and stick to what they do well.
from 5 New Bookish Words for the Age of Angst by Rachel Cordasco