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  • Bill Gates’ Top Five Holiday Book Picks

    Tech pioneer, cofounder of Microsoft, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and author Bill Gates is an avid reader who has become known for his excellent book recommendations. As the year wraps up, he’s sharing some of his favorite books of 2019. Get Bill’s book …
    Source: GoodreadsPublished on 2019-12-10
  • The Decorous Surfaces and Fraught Subtexts of Alice Adams’s Life and Work
    “Alice Adams,” a new biography by Carol Sklenicka, recounts the career of the elegant novelist and short story writer who specialized in the disappointments of romance. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-10
  • ‘Crime in Progress’ Tells the Story Behind the Steele Dossier
    Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, founders of the private intelligence firm Fusion GPS, write about what turned up in their investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-10
  • Genius, Genocide Denier, or Both?
    Peter Handke, the Austrian author who was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, has been accused of falsifying history and praising war criminals. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-10
  • The Military’s Illusions About Donald Trump
    Peter Bergen’s “Trump and His Generals” explains how so many members of the armed forces could work for a president who lacks all of the virtues they embody. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-10
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 10th, 2019

    Sponsored by Amazon Publishing. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Marlena by Julie Buntin for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole for $1.99. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Vanessa Diaz
  • Living History: 5 Comics About History and Culture

    hate when people declaim on comics and graphic novels not being “real” books. They have words, they tell a story, they evoke emotions; they are, therefore, books. Full stop. I say this not only as a rando human who writes about comics but also as the mother of a former …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By S.W. Sondheimer
  • Be Brave: 4 Middle Grade Novels About Standing Up for Yourself

    It’s important for kids to see positive representations of characters standing up for what they believe in. These four middle grade novels are about kids standing up for themselves, and each one is so good at capturing the ways that kids fight through challenging hurdles. When I was a tween …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Rachel Rosenberg
  • Books About Roller Derby for the Armchair Derbyist

    For me, a small time teenager in tiny Ireland, it started with Whip It!, the Drew Barrymore film which sent a spotlight into my soul. The idea that punky attitude and independence could exist in my near future was a rhapsody for me. But Ireland was still small and at the …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Aisling Twomey
  • 6 of the Best Sick Day Reads

    Sorry, friends, cold and flu season is here. Stock up on your Vitamin C and wash your hands frequently. On the chance you do end up sick, try one of these books for a bit of entertainment while you rest and recover. Of Kisses and Curses by Sandhya Menon Princess …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-10By Courtney Rodgers

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