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Book Riot on Books
How To Remember More Of What You Read
Do you draw a blank trying to remember books you've read? Try these techniques to retain more of what you read.
«Spend less time worrying about meeting your Goodreads reading challenge, and more about picking out books you’re really excited to read.»
5 Takes on a Reading Journal
Reading journals can be practical bullet point summaries or sprawling works of art. Here are five options for your journaling practice.
Book Riot on History
A Page from History: 24 of the Best History Books of All Time
Whether you're a huge history buff or don't know much about history, the best history books of all time will educate and entertain you!
Book Riot on Journaling
Why I Started Keeping a Reading Journal
Why the pandemic convinced this Rioter to start keeping a reading journal after a lifetime of avoiding journalling.
«The fact that I felt compelled enough to start remembering every book I read by challenging myself to find at least one quote or passage I liked, even if I didn’t particularly love the book itself, was a great gift I was able to give myself. One that said, “Life is not perfect.»
Book Riot on Pets
Just, Like, Pictures of Cats and Books
Cats and books. There’s no doubt that cats are the ideal reading companion. Before all you dog people protest, hear me out: You don’t have to interrupt your reading to take them for a walk, they w
Book Riot on Philosophy
15 of the Best Philosophy Books for Beginners
From classic texts to modern philosophy books for beginners, these are the best philosophy books to fill your shelves with.
Book Riot on Poetry
15 Delectable Poems about Food and Eating
Writers have been thinking and rhapsodizing over the wonders of the culinary world for centuries. Who hasn’t wanted to sing the praises of that perfect peach or your mom’s homemade noodle dish that no…
Book Riot on Reading
Why You Should Start Book Journaling Right Now (& Prompts to Help You Start)
Creating a book journal also allows you to create a visual space of your book experience. And one writer details why.
Book Riot on Science Fiction
20 of the Best Science Fiction Books of All Time
The best science fiction books of all time push the envelope, show what could be, and make you question what's possible.
Book Riot on Solarpunk
An Introduction to The Solarpunk Genre
While a great deal of sci-fi involves gloom, doom, and cynicism about humanity’s fate, there are bright spots of optimism. Meet solarpunk.
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10 of the Best Philosophy Books of the Last Decade
While philosophers like Aristotle still have relevance today, these recent books of philosophy speak to the concerns we're living with now.
The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Of All Time
The most influential sci-fi books of all time examine humanity's longest-held hopes and deepest, most visceral fears.
«What do we talk about when we talk about science fiction? Is it our hope for the future, or our fear of creating the very thing that will destroy us? If the most influential sci-fi books of all time are any indication, the answer is both.»
The Mental Health Benefits of Playing Dungeons and Dragons
Playing D&D in the library has so many benefits, not only for the students, but for the adult who runs the program.
The Best Fantasy Books You've Never Heard Of
Speculative fiction readers will discover some hidden gems with this list of the best fantasy books you've never heard of.
The Authors of Fonts: A History of Type Foundries
Typefaces and fonts are born in type foundries. Read on for how they came to be and who are the world's biggest type foundries.
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