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  • 7 Young Adult Books with Unconventional Narrative Structures

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette? opened up new narrative horizons for me. A fiction book composed of lists, transcripts, and more? Yes, please. I began this journey of seeking out books with unusual narrative structures, which isn’t the easiest category to find on lists. It gave booksellers a big challenge when …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-12By Elisa Shoenberger
  • What is a Warlock? And Other Types of Magic Users

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one: what’s the difference between a Witch and a Sorceress? No guesses? Okay, how about a Seer and a Sorcerer? A Mage and Magpie? A Necromancer and a Defibrillator? And what is a Warlock?  Well, fear not! Because we are here to help with …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-12By Laura Diaz de Arce
  • 7 of the Best Books About Sisi, Empress of Austria

    Recently, I visited Vienna on my holidays. I had heard about Sisi, empress of Austria, when I was younger, when I was about 8 years old, in fact. In this visit to the capital of Austria, I had the opportunity to learn about this empress, and I was absolutely smitten …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-12By Laura Melgão
  • How the Vintage Mini Series Helped Me With a Long Distance Relationship

    In 2016, I started reading the Vintage Minis series, a beautiful collection of famous writings on what it means to be human. The series is curated from a diverse cast of writers. Not just texts from this century or solely from the western canon, but timeless writings from around the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-12By Giovanna Centeno
  • 7 Short Books to Read at the End of the Year to Fulfill Your Goodreads Goal

    The end of the year is fast approaching, and readers around the world are probably looking at their Goodreads Challenge, sweating because they are a few books behind schedule. If you are looking for quick reads under 300 pages to help increase the number of books you’ve read this year, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-12By Olivia Páez
  • Battling Comic Book Nerd Imposter Syndrome

    I am a comic book nerd. I read many comic books every month. I can talk for too long about panels and illustration/text collaborations. I’ve studied and written graduate-level papers about comic books. And yet, I feel like an imposter, like there’s a barrier of entry I’ve yet to cross …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-12By Margaret Kingsbury
  • 50+ of the Most Magical DIY Harry Potter Crafts
    Look, we like books, and we like crafting, and something truly magical emerges when we mix them together—especially if the theme is Harry Potter. Here we’ve scoured the depths of Pinterest and compiled 50+ of the most magical Harry Potter crafts for your classroom, home decor, party decor, holiday decor, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-12By Ashley Holstrom
  • 9 Books That You Didn’t Know Started as NaNoWriMos

    If you do a quick search for books that started as NaNoWriMos, you’ll see a few titles over and over again. They may have made the big splash, but they’re far from the only books that began as November novels! If you’re looking for more NaNo hits, look no further. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-12By Anna Gooding-Call
  • The Processes for Deciding English-Language Fiction Prizes

    Given the crushing number of books published each year, literary prizes can be useful ways of highlighting certain books. They can also be tedious competitions that celebrate safe, respectable choices over more deserving ones. Of course, it’s impossible to resolve debates over the arbitrariness of determining literary merit. So with …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-12By Christine Ro
  • Learning From Choosing Inclusive Books for Our Children

    When I was pregnant with my son, I approached buying and registering for baby items with methodical research. I was a soon-to-be first-time mom who knew that she didn’t really know much about babies. So, I armed myself with information, hoping that if I learned enough about car seats, strollers, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-12By Jamie Orsini

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