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  • He Dreamed of Being a Pilot — Until Politics Got in the Way
    Johannes Anyuru’s novel “A Storm Blew In From Paradise” is inspired by his father’s flight from the tensions of East Africa in the era of Idi Amin. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-16
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 16th, 2019

    Sponsored by JIMMY Patterson Books, publisher of Ali Cross by James Patterson. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-16By Vanessa Diaz
  • 5 of the Best Nonfiction Books About Sexual Assault

    I’ll keep writing about this until none of us have to anymore. This year has seen the publication of some very high profile books about sexual assault, #MeToo, and the global exposure of prevalent sexual offenders. From Chanel Miller’s Know My Name to She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-16By Aisling Twomey
  • Make Your Own Zine With This Selection of Helpful Guides

    Imagine a world where independent authors write what they want, design it the way they want, photocopy it with no frills, and share it in small circulations with audiences who adore it. Just writing that sentence fills me with a rush of adrenaline, so you can imagine how much I …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-16By Aisling Twomey
  • Doin’ It In The Nook: Reading With Kelly Corrigan and Matt Nathanson

    “I just want people to stretch. I want them to push themselves to do more than entertain themselves when they read. I want the books to engage and challenge folks. That’s the best part of art,” says Matt Nathanson, one half of the duo behind Doin’ It In The Nook. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-16By Kelly Jensen
  • 10 Romance Authors Like Nora Roberts

    Looking for authors like Nora Roberts is no easy task. Because there are no authors like Nora Roberts. With over 225 romance novels under her belt, multiple #1 bestsellers, and the title of America’s Favorite Novelist, it’s hard to think of a romance author who’s helped define the genre …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-16By Alison Doherty
  • 4 of the Best Free Holiday Short Stories Online About Season’s Drama

    How did we ever function without the ubiquitous iPhone (or Android)? For bibliophiles everywhere, one of the the primary satisfactions with these devices is the ability to click on short stories. I most often do this new fiction search on my app for The New Yorker while waiting for the bus. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-16By Nancy Snyder
  • Quiz: Which Marvel Superhero Are You?
    You’ve watched all the movies (even the bad ones); you’ve taken all the quizzes to find out which comic book character and Marvel villain you are—but the question still remains: which Marvel superhero are you? Whether you’re a die hard Avenger or a mutant through and through, this quiz will …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-16By Rachel Brittain
  • The Best Jane Austen Sentences

    December 16, 2019, is the 244th anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth. Happy birthday, Jane! In honor of the day, I’ve rounded up a bunch of the best Jane Austen sentences. Of course, Austen was brilliant at plot and characterization, but she was also an expert at crafting a perfect sentence. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-16By Kathleen Keenan
  • The Statistics of Censorship

    I don’t know about you, dear reader, but I personally have a very long and storied relationship with the Banned Book List. Perhaps it was growing up in Austin, Texas, around well-educated hippies and cause heads who taught me to stand up to someone dictating what is deemed appropriate without …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-16By S.F. Whitaker

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