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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 29th, 2019

    Sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log for tracking your books and reading outside your comfort zone! These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Normal People by Sally Rooney for $3.99. Get it here, or just …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-29By S. Zainab Williams
  • Call Me Enamored: Why I Love the First Line of Moby Dick

    The first line of Moby-Dick, “Call me Ishmael,” is among the most instantly recognizable in all of classic Western literature. Other famous first lines in books may have more in the way of literary fireworks, but “Call me Ishmael” is more like one of those fireworks that’s just a bright
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-29By Isabelle Popp
  • How to Find a Book in the Library: Your 101 Guide

    Finding books in the library is my jam. Actually, since I’m a librarian, it’s literally my bread and butter. Aw, heck, I love finding books—and other information materials—so much, let’s just call it the whole peanut butter and jelly sandwich and the best thing since sliced bread. There might be
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-29By Abby Hargreaves
  • 5 Middle Grade and YA Graphic Novels with Awesome Adults

    A lot of children’s and young adult stories depend on the absence of adults. Trusted adults have either died or been taken by some evil, leaving the main character alone to fend for themself, sometimes for the length of a quest and sometimes forever. The female trusted adult, whatever her …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-29By S.W. Sondheimer
  • Friday Fund Days: Drop Some Dollars & Help Some Classrooms
    With the world being a difficult place for those of any marginalized background, one of the things those of us who are looking to do something can do is donate to those in need. Thousands of teachers each year ask for a little help with seeking supplies for their classrooms …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-29By Christine Hoxmeier
  • Beverly Jenkins is Trailblazing Her Way onto Television

    Social media was aflutter last week when Beverly Jenkins announced that Forbidden, the first novel in her Old West series, had been optioned by Sony Pictures Television in a first look deal via the Ripped Bodice partnership that was announced last year.

    I can finally share this: …

    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-29By Jessica Pryde
  • Shopping Can Be Murder: 6 Dangerous Books for Black Friday

    Look, maybe you think you absolutely need that new discounted TV. Or maybe you’re looking for an escape from familial togetherness. I get it. The capitalist bonanza of Black Friday can be alluring.  But here’s what I’m saying: be careful.  I’m not talking about avoiding those elbows to the face
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-29By Nicole Hill
  • How CINDERELLA and Fairytale Magic Saved Me From Myself

    Audrey Hepburn once said, “If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairytales and I like them best of all,” and there are few things in life that I relate to more than those words. Since the 19th century, fairy tales have become synonymous with children’s literature …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-29By Jeffrey Davies
  • 3 Korean Dramas About Books and Writing on Netflix

    Do you struggle with the endless decision of whether to reenter the wonderful universe of books or load up the next series in your Netflix queue? Well, struggle no more. Or, as it may turn out, struggle even more. Because Netflix has semi-recently added three different Korean dramas about books …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-29By Elisabeth Cook
  • 20 Literary Holiday Cards to Send This Season

    I grew up in a household where the dining room hutch was covered with Christmas cards from friends and family by the time December 25th rolled around. Now that I am an adult, I’m lucky to receive maybe five cards from friends. I get it—the digital age has made snail …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-29By Tirzah Price

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