Book Riot

Of literacy and dating compatibility

By Chris Meadows
August 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

On Book Riot, Morgan Jenkins writes an amusing little anecdote about her adventures dating someone who “didn’t read.” She tried to talk him into it, but he ended up breaking up with her. The end. Really, it’s kind of amusing reading her tale of shock and horror. How could anyone “not [...]

‘On loving books I can’t remember’

By David Rothman
June 7, 2015 // 3 Comments

“I’ve struggled with this realization for a while now. I tell myself I’ll go back and reread them, but there’s always some shiny new book I’m dying to read instead, and endless piles on my shelves I still must get to. When I consider how many books I consume each year, I suppose it’s [...]

Morning Links: When good friends write bad books, Amazon food, and more

By Joanna Cabot
June 3, 2015 // 3 Comments

What To Do When Someone You Know Writes a Bad Book (Book Riot) Writing a book is a great accomplishment. It can take years of meditating, creating, editing, querying, marketing, and tweaking to get it published. It’s an effort that absolutely deserves praise. But what are we supposed to do when [...]

Do You Study, or Do You Read?

By Joanna Cabot
March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

An essay at Book Riot hit my RSS feed today on an always-controversial subject: how to read. I say it’s controversial because every time an essay like this comes up, two things happen: the academics comment and say ‘hear, hear’ and the regular people comment and say ‘OMG, [...]

Morning Links: Amazon launches Prime Now. Book culture heroes of 2014

By Joanna Cabot
December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Five Book Culture Heroes of 2014 (Book Riot) I say this every year, but folks: it’s never been a better time to be a reader. This year, in particular, we’ve been blessed by some incredible people who are making book culture better and more inclusive. So here’s to the book culture heroes of [...]

Must you finish every book you’re reading?

By Joanna Cabot
November 13, 2014 // 5 Comments

I caught this provocative essay during my vacation and wasn’t able to respond to it,  but since the fine folks at Book Riot are still talking it  I figure I am fair game to weigh in, even a few days late. The question: must you finish every book you’re reading? The arguments Juliet [...]

Readers being ‘spread too thin?’

By Joanna Cabot
October 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

Here’s one I almost missed, from the fine, and prolific, folks at Book Riot. Josh Corman wrote last week about a topic I increasingly find myself relating to these days—the reader who is ‘spread too thin.’ We have differing definitions on what this means, I think. Corman [...]

Publishers vs editors: which do we need more?

By Joanna Cabot
July 9, 2014 // 13 Comments

I linked yesterday to an intriguing op-ed from Book Riot called ‘Why We Still Need Publishers.’ At the time, I thought writer Susie Rodarme made some salient points about the value of a second eye in the editorial process. But now that it’s sat with me overnight, I think Rodarme [...]

Is it Possible to Read too Much?

By Joanna Cabot
October 6, 2013 // 3 Comments

A great essay over at Book Riot has been making the blogosphere rounds, which asks this question: is it possible to read too much? The author, Kim Ukura, explains that she often seems to reach a point in her reading year where she simply can’t take in any more. No matter what content presents [...]

Book-Lover vs. the Non-Reading Child

By Joanna Cabot
August 27, 2013 // 3 Comments

I wrote yesterday about a blog post written by a book lover who lamented her non-reading spouse. Today, a story serendipitously crossed my inbox on a similar topic: a book lover who laments their non-reading child. Our friends at Book Riot shared the anecdote of attending a book event and meeting a [...]

Good News About the Top-Earning Authors of the Year

By Joanna Cabot
August 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

Book Riot has a great write-up on the recent release of Forbes magazine’s top-earning authors of the year. Jill Guccini begins by asking us to put aside for a moment any idealized notions we may have about what people “should be” reading. This list, with E.L. James, James [...]

What Are Your Book Dealbreakers?

By Joanna Cabot
July 31, 2013 // 3 Comments

The always-fun folks at Book Riot have done another great poll—this time on book ‘dealbreakers.’ As the article explains: “Let’s say you’re reading a book. It’s pretty good. You’re basking in that glowy feeling that comes when you find something new to read that you [...]

Twitter Tips for the Author Who Tweets

By Joanna Cabot
June 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Book Riot has a great post about two writers they say are ‘killing it’ on Twitter. What are these authors doing right? Here are some keywords I plunked from the article: They are ‘creating a community’ for their readers. • Very little ‘self-promotion’ [...]

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