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Christine Riccio

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in New Jersey, The United States


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June 2012


Christine Riccio has been on a quest to encourage more humans to read since the third grade. No one really listened until she started making videos about books on Youtube in 2010. Now her channel PolandbananasBOOKS has over 390,000 book-loving subscribers. She makes comedic book reviews, vlogs, sketches, and writing videos chronicling the creation of her own novel. She’s also one of the three YouTubers behind BOOKSPLOSION. Originally from New Jersey, Christine graduated from Boston University in 2012 with a degree in Film and TV and now lives in Los Angeles, CA. Other hobbies include hot yoga and oatmeal.

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Christine Riccio I think I gravitated toward screen writing in college specifically because I love to write dialogue. And that really showed in my first draft of Again…moreI think I gravitated toward screen writing in college specifically because I love to write dialogue. And that really showed in my first draft of Again, But Better- THERE WAS SO MUCH DIALOGUE. Like an excessive amount, so I ended up having to cut a lot XD. I actually wasn't allowed to do a creative writing minor since I was already doing a creative major. I took the creative writing electives available and I did all the screenwriting courses I could fit into my four years. The "Film and TV major" might not strike you as a writing degree, because you automatically think - oh they were working with cameras and on a set and all that jazz, but there are so many difference faucets to film/tv. I did the minimal amount of production courses required and for the major was very much concentrated in the field of storytelling/writing.(less)
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Again, but Better

3.63 avg rating — 31,159 ratings — published 2019 — 20 editions
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“The quality of the content is not determined by the section it sits in in the bookstore.”
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“Shane. Interesting name for a girl,” he teases. I narrow my eyes. “Pilot. Interesting name for a human.”
Christine Riccio, Again, but Better

“It’s weird how we have to get a little older to realize that people are just people. It should be obvious, but it’s not.”
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“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?'
Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."
..."At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland."
"Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“Jesus!" Luke exclaimed.
"Actually, it's just me," said Simon. "Although I've been told the resemblance is startling.”
Cassandra Clare

“We came to see Jace. Is he alright?"
"I don't know," Magnus said. "Does he normally just lie on the floor like that without moving?”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

“We live and breathe words. .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt--I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted--and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

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message 66: by trav

trav YOU'RE THE BEST BOOKTUBER OUT THERE :))))))) (triple million chins)

Oh me goshh... *no offense others that are getting offended...*

Thanks so much for accepting my friend request, I literally asked you, and you accepted 5 seconds after... YAYAYAY... I'M NOW YOUR 5,001 FRIEND

WOO-HOO *im gonna be the best one out there*

anyways, enough embarrassing myself
k, bye

message 65: by Andrea

CASSEIOPEIA! The 5th Wave!
Yep that's all. Haha

message 64: by Kelly

Kelly For some reason I feel like I'm talking to a celebrity...lol but anyways, I'm a HUGE fan of your booktalk videos :) and I LOVE your hair omg.

message 63: by 013mayo

013mayo Heyy Christine!
I'm like a HUGE fan of all your videos and you were actually the one to inspire me to start reading The Mortal Instruments. That series is like my new all-time favorite....(not gonna watch the movie cuz it's gonna ruin the book)
I love you so much and I love your personality and way of talking/acting. We always have the same book rants(except for shatter me, I say Aaron(Warner)) :b
k I hope I can talk to you later!!!
I LOVE U C!! (thanks for adding me)

message 62: by Zohal

Zohal COURT ORDER! You are accused of crawlin into my heart, hijackin my smiles with your awesomeness. How do you plead??? GUILTY?! You are sentenced to be my friend for life! NO BAIL!! Copy and paste to all your friends including me! If you get 3 back your friendship is worth keeping. ♥

message 61: by Sophie

Sophie Thank you for accepting my friend request! You don't know how much this means to me. I love watching your videos! You're so hilarious and alway manage to put a smile on my face and I love your hair! You've inspired me to read more and I figured out about all of the challenges by you. You helped me explore BookTube.

message 60: by Ellie

Ellie Thank you for accepting my friend request! your videos are amazing

message 59: by Brooke

Brooke Thank you soo much for accepting my friend request! You're the whole reason I'm reading the TMI series and I will be reading TID as well. You opened up an entirely new world for me in reading! Thank you!

message 58: by Laura

Laura Hey Christine,
thanks for accepting my friend request.
You're awesome and I love your videos. <3<3<3

message 57: by Ella

Ella Hi! Just wanted to thank you for adding me. And, that's a very pretty picture of you. Thanks again!

Gigi (TravelingBookworms) Did you noticed you´ve got more followers this week than John Greene?

message 55: by Alliana

Alliana Read Everyday by david levithan!! It's amazing! fast paced and awesome. I think you'll like it. :))

message 54: by Emily

Emily Hi Christine, thanks so much for accepting my friend request!!! I LOVE your videos <3 And I know you get like a million recommendations, but I really hope you eventually get around to reading some of Julie Kagawa's books... her Iron Fey series is a lot like TMI. :)

message 53: by Jordan

Jordan Your kind of amazing

Just Sayin'.......


Owllover Thanks for accepting my friend request! I absolutely love your videos and find myself laughing at every one of them!

SophiAnn Liv wrote: "Hi Christine,
Thanks for accepting my friend request and you should read the shadow falls series by C.C. Hunter the first book in the series is Born at Midnight."

Loved that series!
(yes. i posted another comment, deal with it (: )

SophiAnn have you ever read The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa? It is one of my favorite series (blood of eden) along with The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, and I know you loved that! I thought the books were kinda alike and I think you'd like this series!

message 49: by Agos

Agos I love your videos♥ you're so cute!

message 48: by Marie

Marie Thank you for accepting my friend request !!!! I love your videos so much, you're just hilarious :DDD !

message 47: by Granger

Granger Danger So we are friends!

message 46: by Teresa

Teresa Saldaña Hi Chistine!! Thanks for accepting my friend request. I love your videos.

message 45: by Steven

Steven Hey, thanks for the accepting my friend request. I watched a few of your videos, one of which mentioned The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1) by Michael Scott . If you never got around to reading the series, I highly recommend it.

message 44: by Gaila

Gaila Vivares Hi Christine! Thank you for accepting my friend request. I really love your book reviews.

message 43: by maria.

maria. Thanks for accepting my friend request. I love your videos, you are crazy, and I like that.

message 42: by corina

corina Thank you for accepting! Your videos make my day, and also encourage me not to stop being my usual book-crazy self :) It's good to know there are lots of other people out there who go as book-crazy as me XD

Saru (Queen of Bookland) Thanks for accepting my friend request! We have almost all the same favorite books, and I am obsessed with your videos! They always bring a smile to my face because you love books as much as I do, and I basically react to books just like you do! Can't wait to talk to you about books! Bye!

message 40: by Bianca

Bianca Hii Christine! Thanks for accepting :D
Your Youtube videos are amazing and so funny! I love how you get so passionate about books haha.
Looking forward to discussing books with you :)

message 39: by Ellana

Ellana Ria Hi Christine!
I don't know if you'd get to read this, but if you do, thank you very much for accepting my friend request even though you have no idea of my existence.

Also, I really love your videos and book talks on YouTube. More power and God bless!

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message 37: by Jessie

Jessie Thanks for accepting my friend request, I just became subscribed to you on Youtube!

message 36: by Emily

Emily Hi! Thanks for accepting the friend request! I love your videos and reviews!
Will you please read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green? It is my favourite book and I would love to hear your thoughts about it!

message 35: by Lauren

Lauren Vissey Christine you should read the Darkest Powers series and the Maximum Ride series. There really good.

message 34: by Linh

Linh Nguyen Thanks for ze add! You're hilarious and I LOOVE your videos!!! ^_^

message 33: by Taylor (last edited Apr 24, 2013 06:48PM)

Taylor I recommend you read Blood Red Road by Moira Young! I think you'd really like the story because of how fast-paced it is. And the action and romance are amazing.

message 32: by Candace

Candace Thanks for accepting my friend request :) I'm a huge fan of yours on YouTube lol, subscribed and have seen a lot of your videos :) Keep it up! You're awesome!

Lizzieorlando Hi Christine! First I love all your videos, the book ones just make me want to keep reading :) I just want to say you just absolutely HAVE to read the 'Evernight' series by Claudia Gray! There are 4 books, not very long each but the stroy just gets more interesting and your heart will fly out the window :) Based on the books you talk about, I think you will like these books... a lot... -Lizzie Orlando

message 30: by Larissa

Larissa thanks for accepting my friend request. :D
I'm really looking forward to your next video. :)

Haven Angel I just started reading the host,after seeing the movie
if it wasnt for you id never have nown how amazing this book is
so thank you verry much

message 28: by Abigail

Abigail Thanks for accepting my friend request I LOVE your videos! they make some days better :)

message 27: by Varsha

Varsha Hi Christine I just wanted to say I love your videos. And Cassandra Clare posted your booktalk regarding Clockwork Princess on her blog so congrats :)

Meredith McNaughton Did you cry when Tessa described Will's death. I WAS FUCKING DYING! (btw thank you for accepting my friend request.)

message 25: by kevin

kevin im not sure if you take book recomendations, but heres a few anyway, i think youll really love them.

His Dark Material Trilogy By Philip Pullman.
Lunar Chronicles By Marissa Meyer.
Across The Universe By Beth Revis.
The Lorien Legacies By Pittacus Lore.
The Heir Chronicles By Cinda Williams Chima.

hope you enjoy.

kevin. T.

message 24: by Cole

Cole how can you read more than one book at a time...I attempted to do that once and it did not work out in the least bit :P

message 23: by Gergana

Gergana So stupid question, but do you have Clockwork princess already?

Courtney A.K.A The Book Addict Deepshikha wrote: "Did you buy clockwork pricess yet? Buy it pls! I need to know if i should spend my money on it"

Yes whoever isn't sure about reading clockwork princess here's my advice. READ IT! IT IS THE BEST YET BOOK THAT CASSIE HAS EVER WRITTEN. Godthis book was AMAZEBALLS. I was litarally crying all the way through it

Deepshikha Did you buy clockwork pricess yet? Buy it pls! I need to know if i should spend my money on it

Geanina-Alexandra Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!!! Love you and your videos!! :)

message 19: by Putri

Putri Kumalaratri Team POLANDBANANAS :D
love your video draw my life!

message 18: by Olivia

Olivia Based on how much you love the Infernal Devices, I am going to take a wild guess that in 5 DAYS (*fangirl!*), that will be the only thing in your hands at all times no matter what you were already reading, hahahaha. It's so close! I need it!

message 17: by Nele

Nele I just love your videos !
You should really read the book ruby red:
It's funny, it has awesome characters and an amazing love story !

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