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Real Talk About President Obama's Amazon Visit

(14) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 9:39 AM

Originally posted on Book Riot:

On Saturday, industry trade publication Shelf Awareness ran a special weekend issue to report that Amazon had cut prices lower than ever in order to compete with The headline was "Amazon's 'Declaration of War,'" taken from a quote attributed to Jack...

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When a Book Changes Your Life

(6) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 11:32 AM

This post first appeared on Book Riot

Over the last couple months, I've had a reading experience that is completely new to me: I finished a book and immediately started it over. When I finished it the second time, I immediately started it over a again. A few...

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18 Sex Books with Unusual Covers

(21) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 6:08 AM

This was originally posted on Book Riot:

Because the way to feel less disgusting after a fall into this kind of internet rabbit hole is to share your findings with others. Here we go!

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Walking Through Bookshops with Boys

(3) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 12:24 PM

This was originally posted on Book Riot:

A personal romantic history through the lens of (what else?) bookish moments.


I am fourteen. My first boyfriend and I have been "going out" long enough for our parents to have gotten sick of driving us to and from...

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Over It: Bookish Conversations We Never Want to Have Again

(15) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 7:00 AM

This was originally published on Book Riot:

We usually keep things pretty positive here at the Riot, but after many years of life in the bookish interweb, we've identified some conversations that just keep coming back up. And we're ready to put an end to them. So...

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Books are Not Sacred Objects

(45) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 1:32 PM

Originally posted on BookRiot:

The bookish internet exploded last week when, in what one report called "the worst craft idea ever," Lauren Conrad (star of MTV reality shows and author of teen novels) cut apart a set of Lemony Snicket books and used the spines...

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7 Dirty Reading Secrets: What Are Yours?

(145) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 8:55 AM

Originally posted on Book Riot:

Spring has me in the mood to clean out closets of both the storage and psychic varieties. Here are seven of the dirty little reading secrets I've been carrying around for a while. What are yours?

I can't keep Tom Wolfe and Tom...

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