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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 17th, 2019

    Sponsored by HMH Books and Media. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Once and Future King by …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By S. Zainab Williams
  • 5 Comics to Read if You Liked FAST COLOR

    Fast Color (2019, d. Julia Hart) flew under my radar. I think it flew under many people’s radars, at least in part because the production company “wasn’t sure how to market it.” It’s a phenomenal film about three generations of black women, played by Lorraine Toussaint (Bo), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Ruth), …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By S.W. Sondheimer
  • 6 Fantasy Releases to Dig Into this Fall

    I spent the entire summer diving into my stack of books from BookExpo, diving into the pages and trying to figure out which fantasy releases were the most necessary to preorder for this Fall. Now I’m passing on my recommendations to you: here are six astounding fantasy releases that came …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Leah Rachel von Essen
  • Junie B. Jones: Nightmare Child or Feminist Icon?

    Junie B. Jones is a chapter book series by Barbara Park about a kindergartener who is quick with a wisecrack, uses bad language, and has a propensity for trouble. The first book, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus was published in 1992. I was six when it was …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Sarah Ullery
  • 7 Authors Who Need to Be on First We Feast’s HOT ONES

    Like many people, I first heard of Hot Ones (“The show with hot questions and even hotter wings.”) after Terry Crews appeared on the popular YouTube interview show. After that, I was hooked. It became such a thing between my partner and I that, not only do we have a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Abby Hargreaves
  • 50 Must-Read Contemporary YA Novels of the 2010s

    This list of contemporary YA novels of the 2010s is sponsored by Soho Teen. Brave teens facing impossible odds in two unforgettable debuts and a groundbreaking YA anthology. Fall for a diversity of voices with the latest YA titles from Soho Teen, which span countries, cultures, and experiences. Queer girls …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Sarah S. Davis
  • An Imitation of Imperfection: A History of Deckle Edges
    While doing research for my post about the shape of books, I stumbled on some information about deckle edges, and I thought it was worth its own post, if just to share some papermaking eye candy with you. First, a definition: deckle edges are the ragged edges on paper.

    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Danika Ellis
  • Some Observations From Library Tourism

    Look. You probably know this already: libraries are about more than books. Every day, it seems, there are articles written about how libraries are now community spaces and anchors; they are becoming tourist destinations in the way other cultural institutions like museums have been for decades. At least, every day …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Jen Sherman
  • Brontë Sisters Are Detectives! & More Must-Read Mystery & Thrillers

    A monthly roundup of favorite mystery and thriller reviews from the biweekly Unusual Suspects crime newsletter, highlighting some great new releases and backlist mysteries that shouldn’t be missed. Here’s to another great reading month of must-read mystery & thriller books that I get to share with you! I have great …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Jamie Canaves
  • 17 Boo-Tastic Halloween Books for Toddlers to Enjoy

    Tis the season for spookiness! Fall is my favorite season of the year, and as an October child, Halloween holds a special place in my heart. Being the mother of a 17-month-old also means I’m constantly on the prowl for Halloween books to pique my toddler’s interest. I hope to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-17By Lyndsie Manusos
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