Page Turner Pierce Alquist is a publishing professional living and working in Boston. She's a Book Riot contributor and reviewer specializing in international literature in translation. A voracious traveler and foodie, you can find her in her kitchen making borscht or covered in red pepper paste as she perfects her kimchi recipe. You can find her on Twitter @PierceAlquist.Read More
Page Turners is part of my "Literary Luminary" series, featuring insights on writing and publishing straight from the folks who do it for a living. Page Turner Marie Sweetman is an acquisitions editor at Wayne State University Press in Detroit, MI. She acquires scholarly work in the areas of fairy-tale studies and film and media studies.Read More
We use terrible grammar in real life, we interrupt our sentences with fillers, and we often let our thoughts trail off before we get to the point. Let your characters’ dialogue be messy like that.Read More
Sarah Dessen is back, and my teenage heart is in love all over again.Read More
A little inspiration from some amazing women writers.Read More
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So my promise to myself next week, when I've got some time off for the holidays, is to spend more time with just my book and my animals. And maybe a mug of hot chocolate.Read More
My mild obsession with the seven season mother-daughter dramedy is no secret, so today I’d like to honor it by examining the bookish side of Stars Hollow.Read More
When people — family friends or uninvited acquaintances of invited guests or that couple I found myself sharing awkward wall space with — hear the word “books,” they immediately start trying to dissuade me from a future of certain, abject poverty.Read More