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  • We’re Off for Christmas!
    Happy holidays to those who celebrate! We’re off for Christmas, but don’t fret—we’ll be back tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy some fireside reading and your favorite pine-and-book scented candle. via GIPHY
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-25By Community
  • In a Collection of ‘Peanuts’ Tributes, the Gang Is All Here
    “The Peanuts Papers” brings together George Saunders, Ann Patchett, Chris Ware and others to celebrate and analyze Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the rest. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-25
  • In Gory, Majestic Fiction, a Hard Look at the Holocaust’s Stubborn Silences
    The novels of Dasa Drndic, a Croatian writer who died in 2018 at 71, are contraptions that produce panic, pity and exhilaration in her readers. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-24
  • ‘Just Mercy’ Review: Echoes of Jim Crow on Alabama’s Death Row
    Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan star in an adaptation of a memoir by the civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-24
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 24th, 2019

    Sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log brought to you by Book Riot. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Community
  • Here’s 40 of the Best/Worst Superhero Puns, and I’m Not Sorry At All

    Superheroes are great for a lot of things, but no matter how much they brood, they can’t seem to stay too serious for too long, which is why superhero puns are so so great. With their strange mythologies and quirky, complicated story lines, you just can’t be too serious about …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Emily Wenstrom
  • 6 Books By Women’s College Alumnae

    I am a huge supporter of women’s colleges, though if you had told me this ten years ago (#10YearChallenge), I would’ve laughed. When I was applying to colleges, I tried to pick ones that I thought had solid creative writing programs. It wasn’t until I received my acceptance letter, which …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Abby Hargreaves
  • United States of a Mystery: Essential Louisiana Crime Fiction

    Our (possibly never-ending) tour of the mysteries of America takes us from the Georgia South to the Louisiana South. So, you know, less pecan pie and more beignets. But still plenty of murder. And some of the most essential Louisiana crime fiction (and some nonfiction). Helping me out this time …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Matt Coleman
  • 8 Author Biopics We Want (and Deserve) to See

    Who else loves author biopics? It’s fun to get to learn more about your favorite author and what inspired them to write via a film about their life. But there are some authors who have never been given the biopic treatment, and others whose biopics leave, well, a little something …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Kathleen Keenan
  • What Happy Endings Do We Want to See in Romance in 2020 and Beyond?

    I’m always on the quest to read the most satisfying romance novels. Ones that give me a bone-deep sense of hope that true love is possible. Books that show love is the way to everything that’s good. There are levels of success when it comes to happy endings in romance. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-24By Isabelle Popp

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