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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for June 15th, 2019

    Sponsored by Book of the Month.Recursion by Blake Crouch is the author’s newest mind-bending sci-fi (featuring the tech bro villain we probably deserved). Get the hardcover for $9.99 when you join Book of the Month today. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-15By S. Zainab Williams
  • Celebrate Pride with the Poetry of Sappho

    What better way to welcome the month of June, our glorious PRIDE month, than to read, and read aloud, the indescribably brilliant and sublime poetry of the ancient Greek poetess, Sappho. “Although only breath, words which I command are immortal,” wrote Sappho around 510 BC. And how glad we …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-15By Nancy Snyder
  • 10 Incredible, Eggciting Picture Books

    The past couple of months, eggs enjoyed their fifteen minutes of fame. A photo of an egg broke the world record for the number of likes on Instagram with more than 53.5 million likes. People learned that the Duggars, that large and very-opinionated family, renamed deviled eggs “yellow pocket angel …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-15By Katherine Willoughby
  • 5 Emerging Irish Writers to Watch

    Being Irish, you’d think I read a lot of Irish authors, but somehow that just isn’t the case. In the past few years I have focused on reading more women, on reading more people of colour and more LGBTQIA authors- but somehow, my own beginnings in Ireland get forgotten a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-15By Aisling Twomey
  • Giveaway: Bundle of 10 Audiobooks

    This giveaway is sponsored by www.harperaudio.com 10 lucky winners will be randomly selected to receive the following multi-genre assortment of some of our best and brightest new recordings! THE BOOK OF PRIDE by Mason Funk; THE BRINK by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth; COMEDY SEX GOD written and performed …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-15By Jamie Canaves
  • ‘We Will Not Be Exorcised’
    Poets have always been writing while disabled. Here is new work by seven of them. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-06-15
  • After Losing His Parents, an Author Wonders: Who and What Is Real?
    In “Picnic Comma Lightning,” Laurence Scott combines a memoir about grief with an investigation into the ways technologies blur the line between public and private. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-06-15
  • Democracy in Crisis
    Larry Diamond’s “Ill Winds” warns that American freedom is threatened from both inside and out. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-06-15
  • The Speed Freak Who Transformed Running
    “Running to the Edge,” by Matthew Futterman, recounts the story of the legendary coach Bob Larsen and his record-breaking runners. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-06-14
  • The World’s Far Corners and Deepest Depths
    Robert Macfarlane talks about “Underland: A Deep Time Journey,” and Julia Phillips discusses “Disappearing Earth.” …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-06-14

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