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  • His Novels of Planetary Devastation Will Make You Want to Survive
    Jeff VanderMeer, the author of “Annihilation,” brings us fresh horrors with each new book. So why does he remain an optimist? …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-12
  • 11 New Books We Recommend This Week
    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-12
  • Her Francophilia Saved Her From the Death Camps, but Not From Great Danger
    In “A Bookshop in Berlin,” Françoise Frenkel describes a life devoted to French literature and her escape from the Nazis across occupied France. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-12
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 12th, 2019

    Sponsored by The Christmas Doll by NYT Best-selling author Jason F. Wright. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays by Damon Young for $2.99. Get
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-12By Community
  • 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

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