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Well, if the blurbs are to be believed. The Wall Street Journal dubbed Dutch novelist Herman Koch's new novel "The European Gone Girl." Salon writes,
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The topic of likability is one that gets played out a lot when it comes to female characters in fiction. Rarely do we see much in terms of what it means to
Undergraduate-led learning environment is eroding academics’ authority
I would not battle for the crown of Queen of the YA Readers, there's no way I'm winning that Game of Thrones, I would lose that tiara-diadem to about a baj
For the third year in a row, Amazon just issued a press release naming the Most Well-Read Cities in America. As a librarian in the Kansas City metro, I’m a
Books change lives! Or so we always say. Yet this consensus is typically drawn from personal experience alone. We know it’s true because--well, it's happen
Baz Luhrmann emailed me because he wanted to get the details about Gatsby right.
RJS: I don’t know what it’s like up there in New Hampshire, but here in Virginia we’re in the middle of Very Dreary Days. You know what that makes me want?
Last month Amy Poehler announced she would be writing a memoir (which prompted a thousand angels to get their wings) and I wrote about everything I hope is
If Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, David Bazan, and The Smiths were books, which books would they be?
Everyone loves Swamplandia! author Karen Russell's new collection of short stories. It's basically got the "Universal Stamp of Amazing Awesome Incrediblene
For the last two years, I’ve made a personal commitment to try and read more essays and long form journalism. While my goal is really to read through m
Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series is technically closer to YA than the Percy Jackson series, but only because the characters are older. (And even the
Women are responsible for some of the most notable contributions to literature, and that is certainly worthy of recognition. But a women's only prize?
With Baz Luhrmann's undoubtedly stunning movie The Great Gatsby hitting the big screen on May 10th, everyone is all about the Fitzgeralds. F. Scott Fitzger
The biggest gap in my reading history is mid-to-late 20th century white American males, those dude-tastic modern masters. Your Pynchons, Roths, DeLillos, U
Anyone who's been keeping a half-open eye on Book Riot recently knows that the majority of contributors have been nerding out hard over the Tournament of B
This is a guest post by Becky Cole. Becky enjoys expertly-wielded punctuation, words with oddly precise meanings, and fine dark chocolate. A native Washing
This is a guest post by Mike Sowden. Mike is an English travel writer and storytelling consultant, rather loosely based in the north of England. He blogs a
When I was about 9 or 10, I had the following conversation with my cousin: Him: What do you want for Christmas? Me: The Babysitter’s Club Super Special
This is a guest post from Tasha Brandstatter. Tasha is an art historian and freelance writer who manages way too many blogs. You can find her at Truth Beau
Here's a fun list of books that seem familiar that you're not likely to find on the shelf. Not yet, anyway.