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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 2nd, 2019

    Sponsored by Feminist Book Club Box + Podcast. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Dread Nation by Justine Ireland for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Stay Sexy &
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-02By Vanessa Diaz
  • A Reader’s Life, Starting With a Middle Grade Book About Death

    “Mom, I read a book today and I liked it so much.” I was 10 years old and in the middle of a glorious, book-filled summer break. The sun was just beginning to sink toward the horizon as I set the table and my mom cooked at the stove. “What …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-02By Stacey Megally
  • Have a Spooky Holiday With Christmas Ghost Stories

    While these days, Christmas stories focus on feel-good Hallmark-style romance, a century ago ghost stories were much more common this time of year. In William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, a character notes that “a sad tale’s best for winter.” Mary Shelley’s Frankensteinnot a ghost story but certainly a spooky tale, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-02By Ann Foster
  • 50 YA Paperback Books for Winter 2019–2020

    Winter might not be about beaches and totable books, unless you’re in thee Southern Hemisphere, but chances are you’ll still want to have a lightweight paperback in your tote, your pocket, or ready for those long days of reading by your local cafe’s fireplace. Here’s a look at  some of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-02By Kelly Jensen
  • December 2019 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

    Welcome to Book Riot’s December 2019 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations! As the year wraps up, what new book should you add to your TBR? Let the stars be your guide! Find your astrological sign below for your December horoscope, perfectly paired with a newly released book. Aries (March 21–April 19) …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-02By Susie Dumond
  • My Library Card, My Constant Friend

    I can’t remember exactly how old I was when I got my first personal library card. It was before I was 8, since it was before my mother passed away and she was the one who was there with me. I do remember the feeling of pride and awe. Now …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-02By P.N. Hinton
  • Bookish White Elephant Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

    We all end up in the white elephant gift situation. Someone at the office gets excited and wants everyone to bring a fun, weird gift. Fine. It’s fine. We’re here to help. Here are some fun, bookish, low-cost white elephant gifts for your coworkers or vague acquaintances. They’re sincere enough …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-02By Ashley Holstrom
  • How to Not Get Everyone Books As Gifts
    If you’re at all like me, and I suspect you are, you have probably made a reliable habit of working through your holiday shopping lists in a bookstore. Uncle Dave likes to fish? There’s a lot of books about fishing just waiting to be…caught! Your sister loves to crochet? Why …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-02By Vivienne Woodward
  • The Many Facets of Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Interview with KELLY THOMPSON

    I was first introduced to Sabrina through the 1990s television show Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The show was delightful as we saw Sabrina surmount many of the challenges of being a witch and a teenager. When the Netflix version of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina began in 2018, I was …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-02By Elisa Shoenberger
  • 12 Inspirational Books to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

    This list of inspirational books for the holidays is sponsored by Shadow Mountain Publishing. Bestselling author R. William Bennett imagines how a disciple of Jesus, Simon, an ordinary spice merchant and a Jew without deeply felt religious beliefs, begins his lifelong journey as one of the first new Christians as …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-02By Emily Martin

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