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  • Gwen Stacy Explores a New Identity, Dimension, and Self-Care

    I thought it was impossible to love Gwen Stacy more than I already did—and then I read Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider, Vol. 2: The Impossible Year. (See what I did there? All these Spidey puns from the graphic novels are rubbing off on me.) After I stopped stressing about the colons, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-05By Shireen Hakim
  • 14 Quotes on Writing By U.S. Latinx and Latin American Authors

    Writing well is hard—that’s a fact that many writers, even some of the most successful, know all too well. The writing process differs from writer to writer, and obviously so do the results. People fall in love with writing all the time; it’s not uncommon to meet someone who says …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-05By Mariela Santos Muñiz
  • 25 Places to Buy Personalized Books for Kids in 2019

    Although Halloween is in the not so distant past, our tunnel vision sees nothing on the horizon except Christmas with side of Hanukkah and a sprinkle of Kwanzaa. Thanksgiving? We don’t know her. Now it is time to pack away those bookish costumes and break out the bookish ornaments, and …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-05By Katisha Smith
  • 20 Must-Read Children’s Books About Family

    Families can look like many things. When I was a child, children’s books either depicted homogenous, white families with two to three children doing family things, or a family of animals with two to three children doing family things. Rarely were children’s books published that showed the wide variety and …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-05By Margaret Kingsbury
  • If You Can Only Read One Book Per Country, Make It This

    “I am hardly the first person to have ever thought ‘wouldn’t it be neat to read books written by authors from every country in the world, at least one each?’,” says Giulia [last name not given], whose recent question on Reddit sparked a deep, fascinating look at the books readers …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-05By Kelly Jensen
  • QUIZ: Shop at a Scholastic Book Fair and We’ll Guess How Cool You Were in School
    Ah, the Scholastic Book Fair. For many of us, it brings on a wave of nostalgia for a time when you could buy infinite books with ten dollars. Scholastic Book Fairs were a magical experience for a young book lover. Even kids who weren’t avid readers enjoyed the interruption to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-05By Susie Dumond
  • 24 of the Best Books to Gift to Your Loved Ones in 2019

    Gift-giving season is also books season. Books are easy to wrap and non-perishable and often smell nice, and if you buy them in your local bookstore they also put money back into your local community. Plus, they’re shareable. Win, win, win. But it can also be hard to choose the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-05By Claire Handscombe
  • Best Android Apps for DRM-Free Audiobooks

    It’s true that in the ebook market, most publishers don’t want you to get ahold of the ebook files you buy through online retailers. But it’s a different story with audiobooks. OverDrive, Libro.FM, Downpour, and Google Play Books allow you to purchase audiobooks DRM-free. These are audiobooks not protected by …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-05By Arvyn Cerézo
  • Cover Reveal and Excerpt: B*WITCH By Paige McKenzie and Nancy Ohlin

    Teen witches teaming up with a rival coven at their high school to catch a killer? Sign us up! Check out the cover for B*Witch by Paige McKenzie and Nancy Ohlin, out July 2020, and read the exclusive excerpt below! Cover Art by Sweeny Boo …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-05By Community
  • A Book Full of Reasons to Love Paris
    In “The Seine: The River That Made Paris,” Elaine Sciolino traces the course of France’s iconic waterway, from source to sea, from past to present. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-05

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