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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for June 13th, 2019

    Sponsored by Reckless, the Shattered Chronicles, episode 1 – get it now for only $2.99 These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara for $1.99. Get it here, or …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-13By S. Zainab Williams
  • Sarah Dessen’s ‘The Rest of the Story’ Lands at No. 2
    “I’ve had a lot of young women tell me my books were a friend in high school when they didn’t have many,” Dessen says. “Man, I know that feeling.” …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-06-13
  • All of the DC Ink and Zoom Comics Announced So Far

    This year at BookCon, DC announced another batch of titles for their YA imprint, DC Ink. The new books look gorgeous, and I’m super excited by some of the character choices (Oracle! Cassandra Cain!). On a broader note, I’m delighted to see DC continuing their commitment to kid- and teen-friendly …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-13By Jessica Plummer
  • 20 Books for People Without a Father

    Since my father died in March, I have been dreading Father’s Day. Not the holiday itself, which has been, for me, about my husband for the last 13 years, but the ceaseless marketing. Thank you for suggesting a new grill pan/a tie/a fancy knife/whatever. My father would have hated it, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-13By Annika Barranti Klein
  • How to Make Book Flowers

    Reading friends, you might consider it blasphemy to cut up the pages of your old books, and I get it. But what if there were a way to give new life to the books that are already falling apart? What if their torn pages could make some cute floral decoration? …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-13By Nicole Young
  • Further Reading After Watching Ava DuVernay’s WHEN THEY SEE US

    Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us, now streaming on Netflix, is a brutal and illuminating look at the harsh reality that many black Americans face when dealing with the criminal justice system. Centered on the wrongful conviction and forced testimonies of the Central Park Five, DuVernay’s moving series underlines the unfortunate …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-13By Mya Nunnally
  • Addressing The Elephant In The Room: Everyday Idioms In Fantasy Worlds
    Award-winning SFF author Fonda Lee recently tweeted about a ‘linguistic dilemma’ many fantasy writers face when the setting of their novel takes place in a secondary world unlike our own, right down to the language that is spoken. Her question was this: can you refer to something as a manila …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-13By Nadia Ali
  • Can You Pass the Hardest Shakespeare Quiz?
    As a literary nerd and eventual English major, I spent a lot—and I mean a lot—of time in high school and college studying Shakespeare. His collections of plays and poetry are prolific. And his personal life is so mysterious and unknown. Even with all that time, I don’t think I could …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-13By Alison Doherty
  • Over 500 Unique Literary Baby Names for Bookish Parents-to-Be

    Choosing what to name your baby may be one of the hardest decisions ever. I’m not a parent, but I’m pretty sure I would turn to books for inspiration. There are so many literary baby names to choose from, you could spend weeks browsing books to find the right one. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-13By Kathleen Keenan
  • 10 Good Books About Bad Information

    Welcome to the 21st century. Good luck sussing out the truth from all the nonsense out there. Even disregarding the clownishly blatant obfuscation attempts of the current political administration’s press office and officials, bad information is the new social disease, courtesy of the internet. Whether it’s flat earth or climate …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-13By Anna Gooding-Call

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