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  • Gaining a Newly Found Love for Comics Through Hilda
    Although I like to call myself an avid reader, I am still very underread when it comes to comics. I started reading on the regular when I was about 9, but my introduction to comics was pure luck. I must have been about 12 when a neighbour gave me a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Carina Pereira
  • Why Leia Has Always Been the Main Character of Star Wars to Me

    Like many other Star Wars fans, I watched the premiere of the trailer for Episode IX, my breath stuck in my throat, heart pounding, a smile slowly spreading across my face…only to then have my heart ripped out by C3PO taking one last look at his friends and seeing Leia …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Jaime Herndon
  • Matching Book Quotes to Each Hogwarts House

    Pretty much everyone is familiar with the Hogwarts Houses in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. They are the four houses in Hogwarts that are each divided by their core values. In honor of these four infamous houses and their unique traits, I wanted to match a few book quotes to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Olivia Páez
  • Hot and Sweet: A Primer to Romance Terms and Tropes
    Have you ever been looking for a book to read and tried to determine based on the description or reviews whether there is sex on the page? It can be difficult, because everyone uses different language to describe what I will refer to here as “heat level.” And then there …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Annika Barranti Klein
  • QUIZ: How Many Teen Detectives Can You Name?

    The popularity of teen detectives has grown radically since their inception in the early 20th century. From early entries like Mary Louise Burrows and the Daring Twins to superstars like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to modern sleuths like Goldie Vance and Stevie Bell, young folks have proven that …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Eileen Gonzalez
  • 6 Powerful Books By Disabled Authors

    As a disabled writer myself, I’m thrilled that more and more books in the past few years feature disabled protagonists. The disabled community is so diverse that it’s especially important to publish and read #OwnVoices books by authors with various disabilities. Most of these books are also by LGBTQIA authors …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Grace Lapointe
  • Hold That Page With These Rad Book Page Tabs

    I unabashedly dog-ear my books. Not books from libraries or borrowed from others. Just my books. I like to be able to easily refer back to pages and passages, and when I’m reading, I’m not thinking about having tools at my disposal for the possibility of keeping track of those …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Kelly Jensen
  • 5 Hacks for Becoming a Morning Reader

    If you’re here, it’s probably because reading is, at least, a hobby of yours. We all want more time to do the things we enjoy. Writing for this site and my own blog, I often get asked how I read so many books in a year. And the answer is …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Sophia LeFevre
  • 18 Adorable Harry Potter Pajamas for the Whole Family

    Holiday season is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for every nerdy, bookish gift imaginable. You could go with the classic book gifts, or the underrated pair of cozy socks. But with winter raging in the northern hemisphere, it’s time for some warm Harry Potter pajamas to …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Rebecca Wei Hsieh
  • 16 Personalized Notebooks Perfect for Gifting Season

    Are you starting to build out your lists for the upcoming holidays surrounding the winter solstice? If you’re also looking for presents for the various Scorpios, Sagittarians, and Capricorns in your life, this could also be the post for you. When you’re in the market for themed gifts or book
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Julia Rittenberg

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