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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 26th, 2019

    Sponsored by TBR, our subscription service for personalized reading recommendations! These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals American War by Omar El Akkad for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-26By S. Zainab Williams
  • Quiz: Which GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Character Are You?
    Here’s the thing about The Guardians of the Galaxy: Every character in the comic books/movies is interesting and compelling in some way (yes, even Howard the Duck). So if you’re wondering which character from Guardians of the Galaxy you are, don’t be afraid to take this quiz and find out the answer. All results …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-26By Emily Martin
  • 6 Degrees of Separation: From Gabriel García Márquez to Susan Sontag

    The publishing community is connected, and many authors know each other. Some connections are famous like Nobel Laureates Nelly Sachs and Selma Lagerlof, who were good friends. Lagerlof even helped Sachs escape from the Nazis and relocate to Sweden. Also, Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison was a long-time friend of James …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-26By Mariela Santos Muñiz
  • YA Authors You Should Be Following for Writing Advice

    Writing…is hard. I wanted to say something more profound about the exhausting and turbulent life of a writer and the never-ending worry of publishing and judgment, but when it comes down to it, writing is just hard. We do it anyway, though, because it’s some sort of natural instinct to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-26By Abby Jamison
  • 5 Reads That Are the Same Book With Different Titles

    When books are published internationally, it’s not uncommon for the titles to be changed depending on the audience. This makes sense from the point of view from the publishing industry, but it can be confusing for readers. They often know and love a book by a specific title, or book …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-26By Mariela Santos Muñiz
  • On Inadvertently Creating the Purest Social Reading Experience

    Gather round bookish friends, come take a seat around this sci-fi/fantasy campfire, and prepare to get your warm-fuzzies on. This is the story of how a couple of nerd pals accidentally self-serialized the sci-fi/fantasy/time travel/romance mashup This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-26By Dana Lee
  • Where Do You Keep Your Books?

    Here is something we talk a lot about at Book Riot: where, exactly, do all of the books go? Our writers offer beautiful ways to arrange books, practical ways to organize and store books, places to donate books, whether or not to lend books, and more. Personally, I am still a
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-26By Vivienne Woodward
  • Matching Zodiac Signs to Classic Literature Characters

    Ever wonder what Jay Gatsby’s zodiac sign is? Or Lady Macbeth? In an effort to understand our favorite characters from classic literature, even more than we do, I wanted to match zodiac signs to some of my favorite protagonists. A majority of these classic protagonists are going to be assigned …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-26By Olivia Páez
  • Splash Out! 8 Books About Swimming

    When we were in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK, I wanted nothing more than to dive into a lovely cool pool, or try my hand at some outdoor swimming. When I couldn’t make it down to my local swimming pool, I had to take a bit …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-26By Alice Nuttall
  • Book Fetish: Volume 372, Fantasy Edition

    This week’s Book Fetish is sponsored by The Nightmare-Verse Series by L. L. McKinney with Imprint. “The fantasy series I’ve been waiting for my whole life. Alice is Black Girl Magic personified.” —Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U Give. For Alice, keeping the Nightmares at bay …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-26By Tirzah Price

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