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  • Solving the Superman “Problem”

    On November 27, Forbes published an article by Dani di Placido titled “DC Films Still Doesn’t Know What to Do With Superman.” It’s sparked a lot of chatter and opining on social media, as such things are wont to do, but as I scrolled my feed I noticed a vast
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By S.W. Sondheimer
  • 20 Must-Read Picture Books from 2019

    I have so many favorite classic picture books—some of them were even published when my mom was a kid. I love the nostalgia of reading and sharing stories I remember from being a kid about hungry caterpillars or mischievous little girls who live in the Plaza or get their appendix …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By Alison Doherty
  • Furniture Made From Books: 30 Ideas for Your Home and Office
    Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I would decorate my house—if I had one! (#MillennialJokes, am I right?) While I tend to have more of a minimalist style when it comes to home furniture, I have to say the idea of furniture made from books has its appeal. I admittedly …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By Abby Hargreaves
  • The Best Epigraphs of 2019

    Well, well, well. We meet again. My favorite tradition is rounding up the best epigraphs of the year, and 2019 had some real winners. Since I started compiling this yearly roundup, I’ve fallen more in love with the concept of epigraphs and how they set the tone for the book. Sometimes …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By Ashley Holstrom
  • Baby Yoda Gifts Too Cute To Resist

    The universe dropped a gift into our hands in the form of the cutest addition to the Star Wars world: Baby Yoda. You’ve seen meme after meme of the little guy, eyes big and wide, and for good reason. We all deserve the joy of something so small and wondrous. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By Kelly Jensen
  • Candid Portraits or Ghostwritten Fluff: The History of the Celebrity Book

    Stars—they’re just like us! So of course we would want to read a book written by our favorite celebrity if they decided to publish one, right? Even with the ones that we’ve read with winces and grimaces, the ones that have been published to mixed reviews, telling actors or media …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By Jeffrey Davies
  • All the Superhero Movies Coming in 2020

    It’s almost a new year, and that means a new crop of new superhero movies! But with such a slew of cape ‘n tights flicks coming out every year, you might need a refresher on what exactly is coming out in 2020, and when. Don’t worry; I’m here to help. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By Jessica Plummer
  • Read Harder: A Historical Fiction Novel Not Set in WWII

    This list of historical fiction novels not set in WWII for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge is sponsored by TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations. TBR is Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes. Been dreaming of a “Stitch Fix for books?” Now it’s here! Tell …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By Sarah S. Davis
  • Book Fetish: Volume 382

    This week’s Book Fetish is sponsored by Bibliostyle by Nina Freudenberger. Bibliostyle is a visual delight and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library: a dream-and-drool design book featuring some of the most jaw-dropping book collections from homeowners around the world.     Travel With Books Enamel
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By Tirzah Price
  • In Narrating Romance, Sometimes a Moan is Required: Critical Linking, December 12, 2019

    Critical Linking is a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web, sponsored by Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi, with Fierce Reads. ““Sometimes a moan is called for, frankly. Sometimes it’s even spelled out in the text. So then you go there, …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By Vanessa Diaz

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