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  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 17th, 2019

    Sponsored by Waterhouse Press. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals All About Love by bell hooks for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-17By Community
  • Kickstarter Spotlight: Be Gay, Do Comics

    Be Gay, Do Comics: A Queer Comics Anthology has been creating a lot of positive buzz in the Book Riot Comics Slack channel. Some projects will continue to add new stretch goals as planned ones are met, so who knows what wonderfulness has appeared from the time of writing this post. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-17By S.W. Sondheimer
  • 20 Queer YA Books For Your 2020 TBR

    If you’re like me, you’re already checking which LGBTQ+ releases we can look forward to in 2020. And as it turns out, the publishing future is bright—and queer, too! From contemporary romance to high fantasy and a variety of genres in between, a ton of YA books in 2020 will …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-17By Andy Winder
  • 10 Captivating Debut Novels to Check Out In 2020

    A new year means a whole slew of new books to look forward to. There are plenty of compelling releases set to hit shelves in 2020, including several noteworthy novels from first-time authors. These fiction works cover a wide variety of genres and subjects and are sure to keep you …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-17By Michelle Regalado
  • It’s Business Time: A List of Warren Buffett Book Recommendations

    Warren Buffett isn’t just known for his business acumen – he’s also, famously, a voracious reader. In various interviews, Buffett has revealed that he often reads around 1000 pages a day (if I could read at even half that speed, I’d no longer be in danger of being crushed under …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-17By Alice Nuttall
  • Jane Austen Heroines Ranked by Badassery

    Folks who haven’t read Jane Austen might imagine her heroines and plots to be strictly domestic, mild, and, well, perhaps a bit weak. But the reality is, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Even without societal and historical context, the actions of the seven primary Jane Austen heroines are …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-17By Abby Hargreaves
  • A Magic Beyond: A Guide To Harry Potter Music

    The music of Harry Potter and the wider wizarding world movies are an integral part of our experience of these beloved stories. I can’t begin to imagine anything Harry Potter without that twinkling music box theme. So, whether you’re reliving your favorite storyline, revisiting a beloved character arc (Snape 4eva), …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-17By Dana Lee
  • Stay Up To Date With These 2020 Literary Calendars

    Looking ahead to the start of a new year and all that it has to offer? Then you’ll know, of course, getting your hands on a good calendar is a key part of your arsenal for crushing it. Being book people, of course, it’s hard to resist the pull of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-17By Kelly Jensen
  • How Libraries Are Dealing With Bedbugs

    In August 2012, a patron at the Wichita Public Library was bitten by a bedbug. A flurry of activity followed: the library called pest control, delved into chemical remediation, and endured a media storm. Since then, bedbugs have been discovered at several public libraries. The experiences of the Wichita Public …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-17By Anna Gooding-Call
  • Read Harder: A Book That Takes Place in a Rural Setting

    This list of books with rural settings 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 TBR about your …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-17By Tirzah Price

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