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  • Indie Press Round-Up: November New Releases and More

    I’m excited about the great independent press books I’ve read in the last month. In the list below, you’ll find six books I’ve read and loved, plus six more I’m adding to my TBR list. My recommendations include several great conventionally-structured novels and one novel that’s basically someone’s thoughts (a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-15By Rebecca Hussey
  • The 21 Best Poker Books for Beginners, Experts, and Enthusiasts

    The game of poker combines skill and strategy with a little luck. Since its introduction into U.S. culture, poker has continued to gain popularity. The game has gone from recreational activity at Wild West saloons to spawning professionals who compete in million-dollar tournaments. Whether you are looking to learn the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-15By Katisha Smith
  • SESAME STREET is 50! 7 Books About the People in the Neighborhood

    It’s no exaggeration to say I was raised by Sesame Street. When I was a tot in the target audience, the long-running, felt-forward educational series was on twice a day on our local PBS affiliate. I would watch it both times. And then I would direct whichever adults were around …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-15By Nicole Hill
  • Up Your Reading Game With These Book Reading Accessories

    I know what you’re thinking: reading books is a joy unto itself. Nothing could make the experience better. Be gone with your book reading accessories. The saying goes that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Yet I can’t help but wonder if there are ways to make the whole …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-15By Enobong Essien
  • The First Line Of Harry Potter And The Last Line: A Close Reading

    Love, hate, or feel meh about Harry Potter, it’s hard to argue that J.K. Rowling filled the books with intentional writing choices. From made up words to the meanings of names to the well-scripted first and last lines of each novel, Rowling wanted to the writing to match the intricate …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-15By Alison Doherty
  • Superheroes, Pets and Growing Up: Graphic Novels for Kids

    Graphic novels for kids are a great way to engage hesitant early readers. They are fast-paced and accessible, allowing kids to match illustrations to the words on the page. On top of that, they allow for more variety in storytelling than other easy-readers as authors can experiment with a variety …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-15By Rachel Rosenberg
  • 7 Ways Libraries Are Combatting the Opioid Crisis

    As the death toll from the U.S. opioid epidemic continues to rise, public and private institutions are seeking to help in whatever way they can. Libraries are no exception. As trusted, non-partisan organizations, public libraries have a unique role in spreading information. But some  have gone further than sharing information …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-15By Christine Ro
  • Your Guide To This Year’s Bookish Hallmark Christmas Movies

    Among the 40 (!!) new Christmas films premiering on the Hallmark Channel this holiday season are these 11 based on books. So if you prefer your hyper-festive romances in book form, or you’d like to read ahead of the movie premieres, we compiled this list of bookish Hallmark Christmas movies. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-15By Ann Foster
  • United States of a Mystery: Essential Georgia Crime Fiction

    There are several things the south knows how to do well. And while many involve the proper ways to make bread products (biscuits, cornbread, pudding, etc.), one is how to write crime fiction. So I’m pleased to be headed back to the land of peaches and peanuts to continue our
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-15By Matt Coleman
  • Books That Will Change the Way You Think About Education

    My son is in preschool, and after a prior misdiagnosis, he was finally diagnosed with two language disorders, both fairly severe. I say this because finding a preschool for him was not easy—or should I say, finding a preschool that would give him a chance was not easy. Unlike my …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-15By Jaime Herndon

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