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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 18th, 2019

    Sponsored by Seeley James These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Meddling and Murder: An Aunty Lee Mystery by Ovidia Yu for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Bone
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-18By S. Zainab Williams
  • Faceless: Wild Guesses About Plot Based On A Weird Cover Trend

    So, uh…what in the world is up with the recent trend of YA covers featuring someone—usually a girl—with no, well, features? WHY DON’T THESE GIRLS HAVE ANY FACES? Did they lose a bet? Were they the victims in the scary story the babysitter tells in Adventures in Babysitting? (“They didn’t …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-18By Annika Barranti Klein
  • 10 Graphic Novel Adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s Work

    Particularly after the announcement of Dark Horse’s Neil Gaiman Library Collection (the first volume is out May 2020), I found myself drawn to the section of my bookshelf that has his words done all up in art. I don’t mean the illustrated novels, nor the stories he wrote for the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-18By Leah Rachel von Essen
  • Friday Fund Day: Drop Some Dollars and Help Some Classrooms
    With the world being a difficult place for those of any marginalized background, one of the things those of us who are looking to do something can do is donate to those in need. Thousands of teachers each year ask for a little help with seeking supplies for their classrooms …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-18By Abigail Clarkin
  • Easy Hermione Costumes To Wear This Halloween

    Halloween is around the corner, and that means anyone planning to participate should be picking out their costumes right about now. Though there are plenty of literary-inspired ideas to choose from, you can never go wrong by dressing up as Hogwarts’s brightest young witch with these Hermione costumes. The Harry
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-18By Michelle Regalado
  • The True History of Human Flesh Books and Other Tales

    As we creep closer and closer to the best day of the year, Halloween, I decided it would be appropriate to consider the darker side of books: Anthropodermic bibliopegy. Or in plain English: Books bound in human flesh. Behind the Grisly Practice Researchers have found such books going back
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-18By Elisa Shoenberger
  • 15 Roarsome Dinosaur Books for Kids

    Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? There’s a reason why these scaly creatures feature so prominently in kids’ books, and that reason is, quite simply, that dinosaurs are amazing. There’s a whole herd of dinosaur books for kids out there, some sticking closely to the facts, others diving into fantasy and alternate
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-18By Alice Nuttall
  • If Indie Bookstores Want to Be Inclusive, They Need to Highlight Romance

    I’m spending several months traveling around the United States this year, and one of the best things about it is the chance to visit independent bookstores. I love seeing the different collections stores have, the local touches they include in their space, and the way they fit as a part …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-18By Trisha Brown

    Editors of The Best Asian Short Stories anthology, now in its third year, have announced their 2019 selections. TBASS is considerably younger than the Best American Short Stories anthology, which launched in 1915. But this pan-Asian anthology brings together writers from across the continent. It focuses both on those who write in English and on …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-18By M. Lynx Qualey
  • A Rundown of V.E./Victoria Schwab’s Books and Upcoming Adaptations

    V.E. Schwab is the author of over a dozen books, all of which have been published since 2011, so…she is basically NONSTOP. To alleviate confusion, at least in the United States, V.E. and Victoria Schwab are the same writer; she publishes adult books under V.E. and YA and middle grade …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-18By Alex Luppens-Dale

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