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RIF’s Favorite Reads of April 2017

Helping you sort out the best from the rest published this month.

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Your Reading Life

Reader Spotlight: “Why I Yell at My Books”

I'd love a cozy reading corner all to myself. That way, when I'm yelling at my books, I won't wake up my long-suffering spouse.

By • 4 years ago
Your Reading Life

Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects is Pure Southern Gothic

Sharp Objects is all derelict buildings and terrifying but perfectly turned-out matriarchs, dripping charm and sweet iced tea.

By • 4 years ago
Author Essay

Video Chat with Bestselling Novelist Susan Gregg Gilmore

Take a peek at our video chat with one of our favorite novelists, Susan Gregg Gilmore.

By Susan Gregg Gilmore • 4 years ago
Article

“A Book Is Already Finished Once I’ve Come Up with the First Sentence,” Says Herman Koch

When I start writing, I don’t have the entire book laid out in my mind. I never draw up outlines either. On the contrary: I sit down at my desk each morning, curious to see what’s going to happen next. Just like the reader.

By • 4 years ago
Article

How to Organize Your Book Collection Your Way

By Katie McMenamin & Kelly McMenamin
Your Reading Life

Getting Kids to Read the Book When They’ve Already Seen the Movie

Reading a book allows for something that watching a film does not: your own unique version of the story.

By • 4 years ago
Your Reading Life

Banned Books: a Lot of It Comes Down to Sex

Reading formerly banned books, you become a literary scavenger of the past—it’s impossible to read these works without analyzing the time from which they came.

By • 4 years ago
Your Reading Life

“Without Banned Books, I Wouldn’t Be Me”

Banned Books Week comes along and we realize: maybe we haven’t made that much progress, after all.

By • 4 years ago
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