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  • 5 Bookish Podcasts We Discovered in 2019

    Podcasts continue their quest for world domination, and I’m not mad about it. I love that there are so many great bookish podcasts, too – more than I can keep up with! I asked my fellow Book Rioters what bookish podcast, whether old or new, they’ve discovered and enjoyed this …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-24By Claire Handscombe
  • Regina Spektor’s Literary Songs
    When I was in high school and the beginning of college (mid to late 2000s), Regina Spektor was one of my friends’ and my favorite singer/songwriters. Born in the Soviet Union to a Russian Jewish family, Spektor immigrated to New York City with her parents. Her passion for storytelling, language, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-24By Grace Lapointe
  • 10 CIRCE Book Club Questions: A Reading Guide for Madeline Miller’s Novel

    Circe by Madeline Miller is really. freaking. good. So good that if your book club chooses this as your next book to discuss, you’ll probably want to hug the person who chose it. I know this, because I chose this book for my book club, and I demanded everyone hug me …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-24By Emily Martin
  • New York Public Library Acquires Rare Virginia Woolf Collection: Critical Linking, November 24, 2019

    Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, sponsored by the Read Harder Journal, a reading log for tracking your books and reading outside your comfort zone! “The collection of 153 items—which was assembled over decades by William Beekman—will join the Library’s …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-24By Vanessa Diaz
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 23rd, 2019

    Sponsored by Andersen Productions. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Go: A Coming of Age Novel by Kazuki Kaneshiro, translated by Takami Nieda for $0.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-23By S. Zainab Williams
  • Searing Literary Explorations About Racial Stereotypes

    Language is the building block of stereotypes. And stereotyping narratives affect people in all sorts of direct and indirect ways, even including their health. For instance, research suggests that medical professionals’ clinical work is influenced by stereotypes about race groups. Some of this may be understandable. Medical staff are sometimes …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-23By Christine Ro
  • Giveaway: Bas Bleu Book a Month 2020 Package

    This giveaway is sponsored by Bas Bleu Bookseller. What’s the best prize ever? A year full of books! Bas Bleu is giving away five of our bestselling Bas Bleu Book a Month 2020 packages, an eclectic collection of top-notch fiction and nonfiction titles curated especially for avid readers. To enter, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-23By Vanessa Diaz
  • In the Jersey Suburbs, a Bookstore Whose Vibe Is Pure Narnia
    Montclair Book Center is 9,000 square feet of nooks, alcoves, labyrinths and warrens. “It’s like a time machine,” one customer says. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-23
  • The Authorized Life of the Iron Lady
    Charles Moore discusses the final volume of his biography of Margaret Thatcher, and Adrienne Brodeur talks about her memoir, “Wild Game.” …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-22
  • How the Book Review Makes Its ‘10 Best’ List
    Rigorous debate narrows a wide-open field as the year progresses. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-22

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