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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 19th, 2019

    Sponsored by A Trick of Light by Stan Lee, published by HMH Books & Media. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-19By S. Zainab Williams
  • The 15 MOST Powerful Marvel Characters
    Okay, true believers, it’s time for the smackdown. It’s time for the crossover event of the millennium. It’s time for us here at Book Riot—specifically me, because I doubt anyone else wants to touch this particular live one—to rank the most powerful Marvel characters. What do I count as powerful? …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-19By Anna Gooding-Call
  • Indie Press Round-Up: September 2019 New Releases and More

    Most of the independent press books in my round-up for this month are about motherhood in some way—the day-to-day experience of caring for children, the challenges of adoption as a woman of color, the devastation of losing a child. I’m excited about the books below, from five different independent presses, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-19By Rebecca Hussey
  • Backpacking Around Southeast Asia With 11 Books From 11 Countries

    If you love traveling, you may have noticed that backpacking has been on the rise lately. And it’s not difficult to see why. You spend less money in transportation, accommodation, and food but you still get to enjoy globe-trotting intimately. This trend is strong and consistent in Southeast Asia wherein …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-19By Arvyn Cerézo
  • Get to Grips With the Climate Emergency With These Nonfiction Books

    The world is changed. It seems that human civilisation has now threatened the ground beneath us, the water around us, and the air we flail through to live. Growing up, I knew it as ‘global warming’. In the years since it has become ‘climate change’ and now, as I commence …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-19By Aisling Twomey
  • 7 of the Funniest Weasley Moments From the Harry Potter Books

    The Harry Potter book series is full of unforgettable characters including humans, beasts, and creatures. One lovable bunch are the Weasley family, which take Harry in and treat him like one of their own. While a lot of dark things are happening throughout the Wizarding World, there are four Weasleys …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-19By Mariela Santos Muñiz
  • Welcome to Shark Tank for Books

    Welcome to Shark Tank For Books! There’s blood in the water already—literally, we had to haul out the riot gear to beat back the tide of applicants. It got rough. Matt Higgins was forced to read A Shore Thing without safety gear. While we’re saddened that he can’t join us …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-19By Anna Gooding-Call
  • To the Little Asian Girl Reading Poetry On the Subway

    To the little Asian girl reading poetry on the subway: The trains in New York are a bit scary, aren’t they? You and your mother even had the misfortune of getting on one of the older trains with navy blue benches and harsh fluorescent lighting yellowed with age. One of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-19By Rebecca Wei Hsieh
  • 7 YA Books About Immigration, Immigrant Camps, and Deportation

    It’s no secret the United States is currently guilty of some very serious human rights violations (and just general awfulness) around immigration. Every day, it seems, a new horror is revealed about the conditions of immigrant camps, whether through news reporting or via social media. While we have a history …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-19By Abby Hargreaves
  • Oulipo and Beyond: 6 Playful Constrained Writing Projects

    Writing isn’t all fun and games. Except, of course, when it is. Constrained writing, or writing that involves self-imposed limits, can take many forms. Poetry often works within expected constraints, like rhyme schemes. But you can constrain prose, too. Or limit poetry in new, unexpected ways. Members of the Oulipo, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-19By Elisabeth Cook

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