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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 28th, 2019

    Sponsored by Dark Pattern by Andrew Mayne These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-28By Amanda Nelson
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths and of Infinite Characters

    I haven’t watched a CW Arrowverse show in a couple of years and I quit Arrow and The Flash way before I let go of Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow (the latter of which, I’m told, got really, really good right after I stopped watching and I plan to catch up on at some point) …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-28By S.W. Sondheimer
  • My Top 21 Baby-Sitters Club Books: A Definitive, Objective, Unbiased Guide

    The title is a bit of a lie. This list is hardly objective and unbiased; it is, after all, basically a list of my favourite BSC books. But I have tried to insert an element of objectivity and scientific rigour to the process of making this list. There are, after …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-28By Jen Sherman
  • The 5 Best Middle Grade Book Subscriptions

    Middle grade book subscriptions are an excellent way to help children learn to love reading. These services make literacy an event to look forward to, a fun experience that reinforces literacy how reading can be exciting. As a librarian and writer of children’s literature, I know especially how hard it …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-28By Sarah S. Davis
  • Eating and Reading at the Same Time

    I’m the kind of gal who likes to eat. Man oh man, do I like to eat! However, I also like to read! WOW, do I like to read! These two desires, which exist at approximately the same level on Maslow’s Hierarchy for me, often conflict in my life because …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-28By Anna Gooding-Call
  • 20 Witchy Books From 2019

    Gather up, witches! Have we got some books for you. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner of the craft or merely a fictional witch enthusiast like myself, these 20 books about the life and magical times of witches are sure to charm you—in a nonmagical way, at any rate. These witchy …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-28By Rachel Brittain
  • What are Preorders, and Why Do They Matter?

    Perhaps you can recall a gentler time, when you might have gone to your local big box bookstore and preordered the upcoming installment of Harry Potter with the intention of attending a release party in costume. You would end the night with a belly full of Frappuccino and a new book …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-28By Dana Staves
  • 50 Unique Gifts for Readers in 2019 That Aren’t Books

    It’s beginning to look a lot like…that time of year again. And whatever holiday you celebrate, gifts are probably involved. As a reader, I always love giving (and receiving) books. But sometimes it’s hard to know what friends and family have already read, or they may receive three copies of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-28By Alison Doherty
  • Sex, Nudity, and Satanism Are Why Parents Believe In School Book Censorship

    Thirty-seven percent of parents believe that sexually explicit content and nudity are acceptable reasons for the censorship of books in school. That’s one of the findings of a recent deep dive into the history of banned books in the USA and a survey of 1,000+ parents done by SuperSummary*, an …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-28By Kelly Jensen
  • 5 Southern Plays You Should Have Read Already

    There is something about the dense heat, the swamps and Spanish moss, and the family ghost stories of generations that encourage writers to create stories unlike anything else. In my opinion, no one does grit like Southern writers. I grew up in Texas, reading Southern classics, then was spoiled for …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-28By Courtney Rodgers

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