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LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2013 (Part 2)

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2013. Part 2.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2013 (Part 1)

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 17, 2013
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2013.

The Ten Bookshots Reviews that Forced Me Yet Again into the Eager Tentacles of Amazon

Column by Cath Murphy December 16, 2013
I promised at the last meeting of Bookaholics Anonymous that my habit was under control. That was before I started managing the Bookshots reviews...

10 Great Geek Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Column by Kelly Thompson December 13, 2013
10 great gifts for the geeks in your life, from comics to books and beyond.

Storyville: My Ten Favorite Short Stories of 2013

Column by Richard Thomas December 12, 2013
Here are my ten favorite short stories for 2013.

10 Reasons Why the Grinch Is Better than Santa Claus

Column by Daniel Hope
The Grinch deserves more attention as a fixture of the holiday season. He's better than Santa Claus in many ways.

Fifteen Twisted Christmas Tales

Column by Christopher Shultz December 10, 2013
For an offbeat, weird, macabre and twisted holiday, look no further than this list.

Ten Unbeatable Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers

Column by Kimberly Turner December 6, 2013
Why endure door-bustin’ mall shenanigans when you can find perfect gifts without leaving the comfort of home? We've got you covered with 10 presents sure to delight every bibliophile on your list.

Christmas Bummers: 5 Books to Wallow In During the Holidays

Column by Ed Sikov December 3, 2013
Perennially depressed Ed Sikov recommends five unbearably sad novels with which to celebrate the holidays.

5 Words to Be Grateful For

Column by Ed Sikov November 28, 2013
In this season of giving thanks, one man expresses gratitude for a few of his favorite words.

A Thankful Writer's Top 10 List

Column by Leah Rhyne November 26, 2013
We writers have a lot to be thankful for...here's my half-universal, half-personal top 10 list!

Getting Shit Done: Eight Tips and Tricks for Better Time Management and Productivity

Column by Cameron Pierce November 25, 2013
Is life getting in the way of your writing? Here are eight tips and tricks to manage your time more wisely and boost your productivity.

The Internet Hates You: Five Writing Habits to Crush

Column by Phil Jourdan November 22, 2013
Five bad habits to break if you want your writing sessions to be more productive.

9 Great Albums To Accompany Your Writing Process

Column by Christopher Shultz November 15, 2013
Music can be a wonderful assistant while you create, if you select your tunes wisely. I have a few suggestions to help you choose.

Don’t You Dare Stop! – 5 Bullshit Reasons for Giving Up on NaNoWriMo

Column by Cath Murphy November 14, 2013
NaNoWriMo's half way mark looms and you're suffering from a bad case of verbal fatigue. But enough with the bullshit excuses! This is why you must keep going and Finish That Thing.

17 of the Most Literary Science Fiction Novels

Column by Daniel Hope November 13, 2013
Books you'll find at the intersection of the literary and science fiction genres.

Think Before You Speak: 10 Words and Phrases with Potentially Offensive Origins

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky November 11, 2013
A list of everyday words and phrases you might want to avoid, just in case.

The Pen and the Sword: Ten Books That Instigate Conflict and Promote Peace

Column by Leah Dearborn November 8, 2013
Books are not always innocent creations. Time and again, the written word has helped to both inflame and resolve human conflicts.

5 Reasons A Good Writing Group Can Save You

Column by Kelly Thompson November 7, 2013
What can a good writing group do for you? Almost everything.

10 Works That Blur the Line Between Mythology and Science Fiction

Column by Rajan Khanna November 7, 2013
In honor of the release of 'Thor: The Dark World,' we take a look at science fiction stories that draw on mythology for inspiration.

Storyville: 10 Hot, Emerging, and Underappreciated Genres

Column by Richard Thomas November 5, 2013
Looking for something new to write? Here are ten hot, emerging, and underappreciated genres.

Top Ten Best-Worst Lawyers in Fiction

Column by Jessica Meddows October 29, 2013
One of history's oldest professions is also the most despised, yet so popular in historical literature and modern fiction. See if you agree with these ten lawyers rated the best-worst in fiction.

LitRock: 9 Odd Stories Behind Book-Inspired Music

Column by Kimberly Turner October 24, 2013
From Bowie and Devo to Anthrax and Mastodon, musicians have always been inspired by their favorite books. Here are some stories behind the songs, plus a literary playlist for your listening pleasure.

Better Off Dead: 10 Posthumous Novels That Should Have Never Been Published

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 23, 2013
You want to devour every scrap of paper your favorite author has ever written, but is it worth tarnishing their legacy?

Twisted And Wrong: 6 Children's Books Intended for Adults

Column by Stephanie Bonjack October 14, 2013
Not all children's books are created equal. Here are a few gems written just for you, grownup.