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  • Harold Bloom, a Prolific Giant and Perhaps the Last of a Kind
    With his prodigious memory and ardor for literature, the uncompromising highbrow sought to hoist his readers up to the level of what he saw as the greatest books. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-15
  • Your Body Is a Wonderland
    No really, it is. In his new book, “The Body,” Bill Bryson explains why — and how we can take better care of the skin we’re in. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-15
  • How Close Are Barack Obama and Joe Biden?
    Steven Levingston’s “Barack and Joe” looks at a relationship that continues to influence American politics. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-15
  • The Return of Olive Kitteridge, the Tart, Crotchety, Beloved Curmudgeon
    Elizabeth Strout, who won the Pulitzer Prize for “Olive Kitteridge,” has written a sequel, “Olive, Again.” …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-15
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 15th, 2019

    Sponsored by Will Ruff and his debut novel, The Tomb of the Primal Dragon. Now for $0.99! These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The Collector’s Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro for $1.99. Get it here, or just …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-15By Vanessa Diaz
  • In Rare Tie, the 2019 Booker Prize Will Be Shared

    On Monday, October 14, the judges of the Booker Prize announced a shocking twist: the 2019 award will be shared by Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood (for The Testaments) and British author Bernadine Evaristo (for Girl, Woman, Other). In the 50 years since the Booker was established in 1959, the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-15By Sarah S. Davis
  • Navigating a Comic Con While Under the Weather

    New York Comic Con (NYCC) comes around once a year, and my first time going to NYCC—or any Con, for that matter—was last year. I had a blast, and ever since then had been looking forward to this year’s Con. I arranged for childcare for my son, made sure to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-15By Jaime Herndon
  • Just, Like, Pictures of Cats and Books
    Cats and books. There’s no doubt that cats are the ideal reading companion. Before all you dog people protest, hear me out: You don’t have to interrupt your reading to take them for a walk, they will quietly sit by your side or on your lap while you get lost …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-15By Abby Hargreaves
  • 9 Literary Silk Scarves For Your Fall Fashion Needs

    Fall is here, as are all of the trends for fashion. This year, one of the biggest trends—cited by Etsy, as well as sighted everywhere—are silk scarves. They’re versatile, they’re fun, and they add something totally unique to any outfit, whether worn around the neck, as a headband, on a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-15By Kelly Jensen
  • QUIZ: Which Harry Potter Witch Are You?
    We solemnly swear that we are up to no good this Halloween season—or, well, at least up to some witchy shenanigans. Because Halloween means witches, and witches means Harry Potter. (Obviously.) And having dreamed of receiving our Hogwarts letters since our 11th birthday (don’t pretend you aren’t still waiting for …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-15By Rachel Brittain

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