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  • The Life of Mike Nichols
    Ash Carter and Sam Kashner discuss their new oral history of the director, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about her biography of Elaine Stritch. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-06
  • ‘I’m a Business, Man’
    Michael Eric Dyson’s book, “Jay-Z: Made in America” is new on the nonfiction list this week. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-06
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered by Those Who Knew Him Best
    For “Texas Flood,” their oral history of the legendary blues guitarist, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort talked to his family, bandmates and crew. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-06
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 6th, 2019

    Sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log brought to you by Book Riot. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia for $0.99. Get it here, or just click on the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-06By Community
  • Why We’re Seeing More Adaptations Between the Graphic and Prose Mediums

    Even though I came to comics late in life, I was immediately skeptical when Dean and Shannon Hale first released their middle grade novels based upon the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl arc. Would they be able to match Ryan North’s fantastic sense of humor? Would the story be as engaging without …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-06By Steph Auteri
  • 30 Tiny Lessons From 30 Memoirs, 2019 Edition

    This is my second annual 30 tiny lessons from 30 memoirs. This year, the books had all had this strange harmony of family, healing and finding your voice. From the jewel toned beauty of Corfu to the bustle of Nigeria to the small beauty of a garden in Bloomington Indiana, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-06By Gretchen Lida
  • 10 of the Best Genre Blending Young Adult Novels of the Year

    Listen, as you’ve probably noticed on the ol’ Hey YA podcast (are you listening and subscribing?), I tend to ramble a lot about how much I love young adult novels that do a bit of genre blending. In fact, that’s what I probably like the most about YA books as …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-06By Eric Smith
  • Don’t Miss Out On These 5 Excellent Graphic Memoirs From 2019

    Memoir is one of my favorite genres for comic book creators to explore, and I read more graphic memoirs in 2019 than in any other year. I enjoy the way graphic memoirs layer meaning through both prose and visuals, which adds another dimension to the story. These are my five …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-06By Margaret Kingsbury
  • FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: Glorious, Subversive Trash Turns 40

    Flowers in the Attic, published 40 years ago in 1979, is undoubtedly a cult classic. It’s a book that gets passed from older sibling to younger sibling, from classmate to classmate, often never touching adult hands. Taboo, salacious, gothic, trashy. It fits all those descriptions and more. Love it or
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-06By Isabelle Popp
  • 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 2019-12-06By Christine Hoxmeier

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