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  • ‘The Dolphin Letters’ Shine Light on a Famous Marital and Literary Scandal
    This collection, edited by Saskia Hamilton, collects correspondence from the writers Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell and their friends after Lowell had suddenly left Hardwick and the couple’s teenage daughter. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-03
  • An Argument That Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society Wasn’t So Great
    Amity Shlaes’s “Great Society: A New History” claims that liberals hurt the very people they are trying to help. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-03
  • The Pioneering Bella Abzug
    Leandra Ruth Zarnow’s “Battling Bella” presents an outspoken Bella Abzug who has something to say for our own time. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-03
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 3rd, 2019

    Sponsored by Voracious and Little, Brown and Company. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Child
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-03By Vanessa Diaz
  • The 25 Best Comic Books According to Goodreads

    Comics are overwhelming and enthralling. But where to begin? It feels like every author, illustrator, and series has a cult following with folks who know something you don’t (and can’t find on Wikipedia). However, you’ve seen the illustrated covers in your local bookstore and artfully displayed all over your Bookstagram …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-03By Neha Patel
  • 22 Of The Very Best First Lines Of Books
    The first line of a book is a liminal space: the curtains drawing upwards, the author leading you by the hand forward into a story (but also another world). A first line is a choice. Do you want to go further? Are the following lines and pages and chapters worth …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-03By Nikki VanRy
  • How to Become a Librarian
    I’ve been a librarian for about ten years. I’ve mostly worked as a reference librarian in public libraries, interfacing directly with patrons, but I also spent some time as a special research librarian early in my career. Today, I’m going to tell you not only how to become a librarian, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-03By Anna Gooding-Call
  • 20 Ways to Read More Books in 2020

    As New Year’s Eve approaches, many people are thinking about their goals and resolutions for 2020. Reading more books is one of the most common resolutions. Maybe you didn’t read as many books as you wanted to this year. Maybe your TBR is getting out of control. Or maybe you …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-03By Susie Dumond
  • Make A Difference With DonorsChoose Giving Match Today!

    As a long-time fan of DonorsChoose and their commitment to helping teachers fund classroom projects, it seems fitting to highlight their campaign to help fulfill classroom wishes today on Giving Tuesday. Starting at 7 AM Eastern, all donations made through DonorsChoose will receive a 50% match. This means if you donate …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-03By Kelly Jensen
  • What to Do When Gifted a Book You Don’t Want

    Holiday season is upon us, and with it the season of receiving gifts from people who don’t actually know us very well. It’s happened to us all. Someone—maybe a distant relative or a coworker in a Secret Santa exchange—has to get you a gift, and all they know about you …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-03By D.R. Baker

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