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  • Exclusive: Thomas Harris Shares the Cover and Sneak Peek of His Upcoming Thriller

    In his first book in 13 years, The Silence of the Lambs author Thomas Harris will be back in U.S. bookstores on May 21 with his much anticipated thriller, Cari Mora. Harris is exclusively revealing the title, cover, and sneak peek of his new standalone book with Goodreads. …
    Source: GoodreadsPublished on 2019-01-11
  • Fashion Disasters: Roy Harper

    Some comic book characters who have been around for decades have iconic costumes that have stood the test of time. Some have progressed through a series of stylish ensembles to reflect their ever-changing time periods. And some, apparently, get dressed in the dark. Here on Fashion Disasters, we’ll showcase those …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-01-11By Jessica Plummer
  • Looking forward to Star Wars Episode IX? Try this Star Wars Reading Challenge!

    After I created my comics challenge, I’ve already noticed that I am picking out comics and graphic novels more mindfully and reading things I wouldn’t have chosen before, and I love it. Rather than create extra reading work for me (which I feared) or box me in with reading, in …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-01-11By Jaime Herndon
  • Crowdfund This! London’s First Black Feminist Bookshop

    A crowdfunding campaign has launched to provide London with its first black feminist bookshop. Dee Creative writes that the bookshop will offer “a safe and welcoming space where Black women can explore and discuss literary works that centre and reflect the Black female experience.” Initially the bookstore will be a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-01-11By LH Johnson
  • Behind the Beard: Mark Twain and Other Hot Male Authors

    you guys this is what young Mark Twain looked like — Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) January 8, 2019 I can’t beat Zoraida Cordova’s response (“Fuckleberry Finn”) so I am instead going to help you all out by sharing photos of other male authors you might not …

    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-01-11By Annika Barranti Klein
  • Black Panther Quiz! Which Black Panther Character Are You?
    I’m going to say it: The Black Panther film is one of the best films made based on a comic book. I’m also going to say that it’s one of the best films PERIOD. The characters are phenomenal and complex, so they absolutely lend themselves to a Black Panther character …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-01-11By Patricia Elzie-Tuttle
  • It’s Time: Where To Make Your Personal Hogwarts Acceptance Letter

    Perhaps your child/nibling/friend is turning 11 and you wish to make their birthday magical. Perhaps your 11th birthday is long past and you are still sad you never got your Hogwarts acceptance letter. No matter who you’re shopping for, there are dozens of options for a beautiful Hogwarts acceptance letter. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-01-11By Annika Barranti Klein
  • Military Science Fiction: Your Beginner’s Guide to the Genre

    The United States Space Force could be come reality next year, 2020. If you’re wondering what that future would look like, reading up on military science fiction is a great place to start! It’s a sub-genre of sci-fi that focuses on weapons technology, battles, and soldiers’ combat experience. For some …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-01-11By Linh Anh Cat
  • Reading Pathways: Where to Begin with Nnedi Okorafor

    Nnedi Okorafor is an author on many of our best-lists—including our list of the best science fiction authors. She is a Nigerian American award-winning author whose genre-bending Africanfuturist worlds often interconnect. She has won awards including the World Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, and the Nebula. Her works spans age groups …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-01-11By Leah Rachel von Essen
  • Best of “Hi, I’m a Writer in a Movie”

    The meme all started on a Tuesday, when Prof. Rory Turnbull tweeted: “Hello, I’m a professor in a movie, I only reach the main point of my lecture right as class is ending. Then I yell at students about the reading / homework as they leave.” Steven Crain with lots …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-01-11By M. Lynx Qualey

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