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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for June 16th, 2019

    Sponsored by Libro.fm These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-16By María Cristina García Lynch
  • New Independent Bookstores In Old Homes

    My partner and I have been collecting places. First, separately. Now, together. A positive thing about moving often is revisiting former homes to see what remains, what has changed, and how we have grown. Between leaving and visiting locales, new bookstores happily surface. Already, I have wound through the nooks
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-16By Connie Pan
  • Magical Alice in Wonderland Costumes For Your Next Party Or Halloween

    Halloween is only five months away, and it’s never too early to start thinking about what you’re going to be. If you’re thinking of going as something literary this year, you can’t do much better than a character from Alice in Wonderland, so we’ve rounded up the best Alice in Wonderland costumes …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-16By Matt Grant
  • How Drawing Makes Me a Better Reader
    The Edward Cullen portrayed by Robert Pattinson in Twilight was not what I pictured. Despite having read the book several times and a clear description that points out Edward’s “bronze” hair, somehow I imagined him with black, curly hair a bit past his ears. Imagine my surprise when, after seeing
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-16By Abby Hargreaves
  • 4 Books to Read While Waiting for CRYING IN H MART

    It’s hard to convey the extent to which I’m eagerly awaiting Michelle Zauner’s literary debut. If you don’t know, Zauner, a.k.a. the solo music artist Japanese Breakfast (who’s Korean), has signed a book deal with Knopf. The book in question, a food memoir titled Crying in H Mart, will follow her New Yorker
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-16By Elisabeth Cook
  • An Interactive Map of Odysseus’ Journey: Critical Linking, June 16, 2019

    Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, is sponsored by Libro.fm. “If you’re looking for an easy way to visualize all of the twists and turns in The Odyssey, then we’d recommend spending some time with the interactive map created by …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-06-16By S. Zainab Williams
  • 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

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