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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 4th, 2019

    Sponsored by Book Riot’s $50 gift card to the indie bookstore of your choice giveaway! Enter here. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Vox by Christina Dalcher for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-04By Vanessa Diaz
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! and the Ethics of Adaptation

    There is a scene early in the English Yu-Gi-Oh! adaptation that has always stuck with me. In it, duelist Mai Valentine desires a private room aboard a ship to a Duel Monsters tournament, so she approaches Rex Raptor, whose finalist status in a previous tournament granted him such an amenity, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-04By D.R. Baker
  • 5 Autobiographies or Memoirs by Latina Actresses Gracing Your Screens

    The movie and film industry is a lucrative business full of creative people; they make sets, put together costumes, direct, and work a lot of other jobs. No role is more visible than the actors. They are the entertainers that give life to characters that viewers might love to hate, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-04By Mariela Santos Muñiz
  • Comfort Food Cookbooks That Will Keep You Warm as the Temperature Drops

    It took me a long time to warm up to cooking. When I was young, I refused to help my mom in the kitchen, snottily insisting that I didn’t have to learn how to cook just because I was a girl. I only pitched in around the holidays, mixing up …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-04By Steph Auteri
  • 8 Bookish TikTok Accounts to Follow (and What Is TikTok?)

    TikTok. And I’m not talking about the Kesha song. The relatively new social platform resulted from a merge of a ByteDance app (Douyin) and and has been going strong for the last few years. While most of the app’s content focuses on short skits (much like what appeared on …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-04By Abby Hargreaves
  • 10 Useful Skills For Working as a Bookseller
    I’ve recently fulfilled my years-long dream of becoming a bookseller – I now work at East City Bookshop in Washington D.C., a lovely woman-owned bookshop on Capitol Hill, which is a picturesque neighbourhood of engaged, passionate readers and thinkers. So far, I love it – my colleagues are great, the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-04By Claire Handscombe
  • 21 of the Best Audible Books to Gift This Holiday Season

    It’s no secret that audiobooks are on the rise in popularity, so gifting audiobooks is a great option this holiday season, especially because they don’t take up any physical space! Head here for a step-by-step of how to gift an Audible book to someone, but keep reading for recommendations of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-04By Cassie Gutman
  • Trends In YA Since The 2016 Election and What They Say About Current Society

    When the results of the 2016 elections were final, and the new president elect named, chills spread through much of the literary and book loving world. For many YA writers, despair meant that writing became a chore, something that at times felt hopeless and challenging in the forthcoming reality of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-04By Kelly Jensen
  • 59 Quotes about Libraries and Librarians

    The intersection between book lovers and library lovers is a big one. Whether we see libraries as magical places or as just one of the simpler pleasures in life, there is no shortage of nice things to be said about the spaces and those who safeguard those hallowed spaces. Whether …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-04By Abby Hargreaves
  • 6 Great Search and Find Books That Aren’t WHERE’S WALLY (Waldo)

    [Author’s note: *In Australia, we didn’t have Where’s Waldo?, we had Where’s Wally? I have no idea why the name changed. Is Wally not a name you have in America? Or does it mean something rude?] I was never very good at Where’s Wally? books when I was a kid. I …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-04By Jen Sherman

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