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  • In Brazil, a New Rendering of a Literary Giant Makes Waves
    Machado de Assis Real, developed by a Brazilian university and an ad agency, shows the 19th-century writer in color, challenging some long-held ideas about him in the process. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-06-14
  • Upcoming Marvel Movies: Predictions for MCU Fans

    Well folks, we’ve reached it. The end of the line. Eleven years and 22 films later, we’ve seen the conclusion of some epic storytelling in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whether we agreed with every plot twist or not, it’s kind of hard to believe that the Avengers as we know …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-14By Christine Hoxmeier
  • Eat First: More Romances That Will Make You Hungry

    I recently went on a romance-related trip to New Orleans, which means basically all my thoughts the whole time there were twofold: romance novels and food. There is a lot of good food in New Orleans, so the only reason I wasn’t drooling over these books was that I was …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-14By Jessica Pryde
  • London’s Feminist Bookshops

    London has always been a hotbed of feminism and its place as a stalwart of the literary world has been copperfastened over the centuries. When the suffragettes were at the height of their campaigning, they set up shop around the UK’s towns to pass on their messaging and spread the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-14By Aisling Twomey
  • 13 Fascinating and Readable History Books

    Looking to learn about history through some nonfiction? You’ve come to the right place! Below are 13 readable history books. From Europe’s natural history to women pirates and from Chinese Canadian restaurants to the iconography and metaphor of the heart symbol, there’s a topic to interest everyone! (There are even …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-14By Casey Stepaniuk
  • Books are Like Time Machines: Remembering Life Through Books

    Experts say our senses can strongly affect our memories. Particular songs or scents can trigger specific memories and evoke feelings you haven’t experienced in years. For me, books work the same way. Certain books are like time travel machines for me. Just thinking of them transports me back to where …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-14By Lily Dunn
  • Spotted at BookExpo: Upcoming Titles by YA Authors of Color

    This year at BookExpo, I had one question: Which novels by YA authors of color will I want to tear into next? I’d marked my calendar to attend sessions about YA, new adult, and diversity topics. I’d made a list of titles that had gotten buzz beforehand. And I was …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-14By Stacey Megally
  • 8 Books to Read After You Finish DAISY JONES AND THE SIX

    Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones and the Six hit pretty much every single best beach read books, summer books, and new books for the summer list. If you devoured it immediately upon buying and are now thinking what the heck you’re going to read for the rest of summer, the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-14By Cassie Gutman
  • What BBC’s His Dark Materials Adaptation Needs to Get Right
    After hearing that the BBC is creating a miniseries based on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, I immediately went to my bookshelf and pulled down my well-worn copies of these books. I reread the series over the course of a month. The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-14By Karissa Knox Sorrell
  • 10 Magical Children’s Books About Fairies

    There is something about fairies that makes them fascinating to children and adults alike. The concept enchanted me as a child. I read stories, books, and even encyclopedia entries about them. I loved the beautifully rendered illustrations in particular. Over time, I discovered that there was a mischievous—and even sinister—aspect …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-14By Blaga Atanassova

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