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  • 5 Works of Graphic Nonfiction About Artists and Activists For Your TBR

    There is no denying that graphic novels are pieces of art that one can carry, interact with, and own. They are one of my favorite genres of books, and I can never wait to get my hands into a new, beautifully designed and written one. Every time I hold a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-11By Giovanna Centeno
  • A Nile Journey Into the Past
    In the 19th century, women explorers sailed the Nile, sending back vivid accounts of Egypt’s riches. A 21st-century writer travels in their wake. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-11
  • Quiz: Which Pokémon Are You?
    I don’t know about you, but I am still playing PokémonGo with an unexpected fervor, as I eagerly anticipate Pokémon Sword and Shield. From watching the animated show when I was young to first beating the Elite Four in Sapphire, my world has been immersed in the world of this …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-11By Leah Rachel von Essen
  • 10 Books to Add to Your TBR for #NonfictionNovember

    I know, I know, it feels like every week there’s a new Bookstagram challenge. But if you participate in any this month, let it be #NonfictionNovember. I am the first to put up my hand and admit that I’m a fiction junkie. When it comes to books, novels are my …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-11By Enobong Essien
  • 4 Genderbent Sherlock Holmes Novels for the 21st Century

    Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary consulting detective, is 132 years old this year. The Sherlock canon, as penned by Doyle, consists of four novels and 56 short stories. Sherlock’s non-canon adventures, penned by just about anybody and everybody, are too many to count. Holmes has been seen on …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-11By Nicole Hill
  • Why I Always Read the Acknowledgements

    We’ve probably all claimed to have read a book “cover to cover” at some point. I certainly have. But what do we really mean when we say that? Did we actually read all of the words on each page? The dedication? The epigraphs? The author’s note? I will admit, I …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-11By Lily Dunn
  • ELECTRIC ARCHES is Coming to Television! What Other Poetry Would Make Great TV?

    If we are currently living in a golden age for television, we are about to level up to platinum. The evidence? Dr. Eve L. Ewing’s poetry collection Electric Arches is being adapted into an anthology television series, with a pilot cowritten by Ewing herself and Creed co-writer Aaron Covington. It …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-11By Isabelle Popp
  • THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, Wolves, and The Power of Place

    I can’t get enough YA books set in Chicago. It’s where I grew up, and it’s always and forever the city of my heart, even if my only time spent living within the city limits was a short stint in college. I grew up in the south burbs, during the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-11By Kelly Jensen
  • Reading While Bilingual: How Translated Books Helped Shape My Cultural Identity

    The first full novel I read in English was Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre. I read it every day alone on the Paris metro, on the way to and from French classes, when I was 15. This anecdote can seem pretty pretentious at first glance, but hear me out. I was …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-11By Giovanna Centeno
  • What To Do About Book Person Spam
    There’s a special kind of spam that book people get. It’s not more useful than regular spam, but you can uniquely identify a book person’s email account by the literary detritus. Book-related spam can clutter up your life and distract you from getting any actual reading done. If you’re ready …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-11By Anna Gooding-Call

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