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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for June 11th, 2019

    Sponsored by This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews, and First Second These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The Dry by Jane Harper for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-11By Amanda Nelson
  • 7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

    Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We’ve got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our list, we focused on the books Goodreads members can’t wait to read, which we measure by how many times a book has …
    Source: GoodreadsPublished on 2019-06-11
  • Netflix Should Adapt These Dark Horse Comics

    As Disney+ begins to amp up for its streaming service release in November, Netflix has begun divesting itself of expensive Marvel shows like Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, the Punisher, and Luke Cage. Disney—which owns Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Fox, and Hulu (and possibly the world?)—started removing their content from …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-11By Sarah Ullery
  • Getting Started With Goodreads

    I don’t know how I avoided it for so long. During bookish conversations, friends, colleagues, and strangers have asked whether I’m on Goodreads since its launch in 2007. Until April, I answered no. Once upon a time, I kept my reading life private: a solitary act between me, books, and …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-11By Connie Pan
  • Why the GAME OF THRONES Finale was Frustrating for Disabled Fans

    (Note: this article contains spoilers for the Game of Thrones series finale.) Many Game of Thrones fans were baffled by the last-minute decision to name Bran king of the Six Kingdoms and give him the title Bran the Broken. In particular, many disabled fans were justifiably furious at Bran’s title. To anyone …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-11By Grace Lapointe
  • 10 Books By Asians That Should be Adapted for the Big Screen

    Last year, we had some pretty fantastic book-to-movie adaptations by Asians, starring Asian characters. Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I Loved Before stole our hearts with its swoony romance and adorable main character, Lara Jean, played by Lana Condor. And Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians left us wanting more …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-11By Adiba Jaigirdar
  • Coming Back to YA as an Older Reader

    I love YA. I always have. As a young girl, I begged my mom to let me read Sweet Valley High, and had to console myself with Sweet Valley Twins until she relented. (I still remember my first SVH book: The New Jessica. I remember the thrill of going to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-11By Jaime Herndon
  • 4 Inclusive Publishers of Translations with Diverse Catalogs of Work

    Reading books in translation may seem like an easy, no-brainer way to widen your perspective by leaps and bounds. Until you realize there’s a surprising amount of sameness within the world of English translation. Some presses mainly put out work by white authors from European countries. Many offer only a tiny …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-11By Elisabeth Cook
  • Beyond Hope and Whimsy: Complex Themes in KidLit
    These articles pop up every once in a while, where a writer declares that “Yes! Adults can read children’s books too! They’re good for the soul!” Most recent has been one featuring Oxford academic and author Katherine Rundell, who claims that particular children’s books should be essential reading for adults. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-11By Alya Hameed
  • Romance Tropetonite: Royals in…SITUATIONS

    We’ve all been talking about the royal family thanks to a certain young Archie, so I figured now was a good time to talk royals! It doesn’t hurt that we’ve had some new additions to the abundance of royals from all time periods and places we’ve been acquiring for the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-11By Jessica Pryde

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