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  • Thank You Hulu for Making Me Read Sailor Moon Manga

    Last year, a Book Riot contributor thanked Naoko Takeuchi for creating Sailor Moon. In a similar vein, I would like to thank everybody responsible for putting all five seasons of Sailor Moon on Hulu. Firstly, thank you for restoring this childhood love. Secondly, thank you for finally inspiring me to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-08By Enobong Essien
  • Excellent Non-Book Projects by Brilliant Authors

    When you’re a reader, Being An Author seems like such a huge deal that it’s hard to imagine writers doing anything but writing. Surely, building worlds and crafting characters takes up so much time and energy that it’s hard enough to keep your personal life going alongside it, let alone
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-08By Alice Nuttall
  • NaNoWriMo Variations You Have To Try
    You may know about National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. You may even be a participant. But did you know that the world’s most popular novel-writing dash, beloved of Erin Morgenstern and Sara Gruen, has spinoffs? It’s true! Some take place during November, but many do not. Some …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-08By Anna Gooding-Call
  • 40 Terry Pratchett Quotes for Every Situation

    It’s my philosophy in life that there’s nothing a Terry Pratchett novel can’t help you with. His wit and wisdom intertwined so well that you can place your finger on nearly any page of his books and find something that you can both laugh at and find truth in. Here, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-08By Andy Winder
  • 8 Of The Best Thanksgiving Cookbooks

    The Day of the Turkey is fast upon us! Americans, your family is about to invade with giant appetites and a desire for a 40 pound bird that is both juicy and crispy. Everyone else, I’m glad you’re here. Thanksgiving may be a distinctly American tradition, but the food is …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-08By Anna Gooding-Call
  • 25 Gifts for Book Lovers on Etsy to Buy in 2019

    Etsy is an absolute treasure trove of original gifting ideas. Does someone in your life have an unnatural fascination with famous cult leaders? There are gifts for that! A love of brewing their own beer? Gifts for that! Bizarre taste in jewelry? You guessed it—gifts for that, too! But the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-08By Erin Mayer
  • YA Cover Trend: Realistic Illustrated Covers

    Illustrated covers are on the rise, particularly in the romance world. Fellow Rioters Kelly and Annika have written about what illustrated covers say about romance and women, and how confusing they can be to readers. Rioter and When in Romance podcast cohost Jess has also talked about how the trend
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-08By Tirzah Price
  • On the Visibility of AIDS and HIV in Literature

    I never learned about AIDS or HIV in school. Admittedly, I was in high school in the early aughts, but it seems the education surrounding the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and the current statistics of HIV and its prevention are still mostly left up to individual school districts. AIDS …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-08By Cassie Gutman
  • Join the Illustrators Participating in #FolktaleWeek2019

    If my parents knew anything about my oddball, book-hungry childhood self, it was that I was always on the hunt for new folktale collections. The first ones I remember having are D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths and Italo Calvino’s Italian Folktales, their covers rubbed soft from so much rereading. Later favorites were a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-08By M. Lynx Qualey
  • 12 Historical Fiction Books That Will Make You Cry: List List #374

    The List List, a weekly roundup of the best bookish lists, is sponsored by JIMMY Patterson Books. In this mesmerizing sequel to the New York Times bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire, Lei and Wren have escaped their oppressive lives in the Hidden Palace, but soon learn that freedom comes …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-08By Vanessa Diaz

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