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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 23rd, 2019

    Sponsored by Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren, perfect for fans of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik for $2.99. Get it here, or …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-23By Amanda Nelson
  • Journey to the Interactive World of Big City Map
    Imagine being able to walk around the world of your favorite comic book series. Imagine getting 360 views of pivotal locations for the comic book. Or even the possibility of wandering around in virtual simulation. The Idea of Big City Map That’s what Big City Map set out to do. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-23By Elisa Shoenberger
  • Fall Books for Preschoolers: 18 Essential Autumnal Reads

    From fiery leaves to the apple harvest, fall is a season of wonder. We only have to look at the youngest among us to witness the majesty of fall through fresh eyes. Autumn children’s books definitely capture the beauty of the cooler months and often use fall as a launching …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-23By Sarah S. Davis
  • 8 Books to Read if You Liked CARNIVAL ROW

    I wasn’t entirely sure how I was going to feel about Carnival Row when I saw the first trailers, but throwing faeries into a London analogue is about as urban fantasy as it gets and the sub-genre is definitely my jam (one of many, many jams, of course). I ended up …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-23By S.W. Sondheimer
  • Scandal, Secrets, and Sisterhood: 16 Books Like BIG LITTLE LIES

    As the credits rolled on the second season finale of Big Little Lies, I mourned the story that started with Liane Moriarty’s beloved novel. Sure, I would miss the stunning scenery of coastal Monterey and its wind-swept bohemian vibe. But more crushing, I had grown fond of the characters, even …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-23By Sarah S. Davis
  • Monstrous Affections: Exploring Romance and Monsters

    One of my favorite books released this year has the perfect line in regards to romance and monsters. Jennifer Giesbrecht writes in her novella The Monster of Elendhaven: “Monster was the best, his favourite word. The first half was a kiss, the second a hiss.” Lately there’s been an …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-23By Lyndsie Manusos
  • Let’s Talk About Selective Mutism In Young Adult Books

    When I was 12, I would check out books from the school library by quietly slipping them into my bag when no one was looking. I guess you could say I was a book thief, but I always returned them when I was done reading. My relationship with reading hasn’t …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-23By Nadia Ali
  • 13 Spooky Christina Rossetti Poems

    The first book of poetry I ever owned was an anthology of Christina Rossetti poems, and I’ve always been struck by her very distinctive style. Though her writing is gorgeous, it’s characterised by an intensely Victorian morbidity which makes it perfect for Halloween! On a related note, try these spooky
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-23By Namera Tanjeem
  • How Are Words Added to the Dictionary?

    Last month, Merriam-Webster announced that 530 new words have been added to the dictionary. Among them are new meanings of existing words, such as “they” as a nonbinary pronoun, “free solo” (as a climber, this is particularly exciting to me), “Bechdel Test,” and “dad joke.” How, exactly, are these …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-23By Melissa Baron
  • Outstanding October Books Out in the UK

    October brings with it a wealth of exceptional novels out in the UK. From the eagerly anticipated return of Zadie Smith to obscure, timely stories from Syria and Uzbekistan, these compelling reads will help expand your literary horizons. Grand Union by Zadie Smith (Hamish Hamilton) Hands down one of my …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-23By Rabeea Saleem

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