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  • We’re Off for New Year’s Day!
    Happy New Year! We’re still celebrating, but we’ll be back to business as usual tomorrow. In the meantime, grab your favorite restorative and get a head start on your 2020 TBR. Good luck! via GIPHY
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-01By Community
  • ‘Don’t Believe a Word,’ a Look at Language and Power (and Why Dolphins Have Accents)
    David Shariatmadari’s book delves into issues like grammar snobbery, quirks of human and animal speech, and the transformation of even the simplest words. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2020-01-01
  • Sonny Mehta, Knopf Editor, Remembered by His Writers
    Authors who worked with him recall the publisher’s elegance, his wit, and, above all, his fierce devotion to books and their writers. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-31
  • ‘Uncanny Valley’ Charts a Tech Pilgrim’s Progress
    In this extraordinary memoir, Anna Wiener writes about joining the start-up industry and her eventual disillusionment with it. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-31
  • The Best Things We Bought in 2019
    From a killer fly swatter to a family-worthy cargo bike, these are the things we bought this year that made our lives easier and a lot more fun. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-31
  • Gertrude Himmelfarb, Conservative Historian of Ideas, Dies at 97
    Her arguments that a little more virtuousness trumps any number of government social programs made her a hero to some and a bête noire to others. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-31
  • Sonny Mehta, Venerable Knopf Publisher, Is Dead at 77
    A voracious reader and an instinctive decision maker, Mr. Mehta could spot great books and, coming from a paperback world, had no qualms about pushing them. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-12-31
  • 20 of the Best Percy Jackson Fanfiction Stories

    Oh, fanfiction! How I love you, my guilty little pleasure! It is the ultimate outlet for all of my pent-up frustration for What If? and But What About? For Percy Jackson fans, the official Universe is ever-expanding; there are a plethora of opportunities to explore alternate universes or vignettes between …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-31By Ann-Marie Cahill
  • Mystery as a Gateway to Other Genres

    This post originally appeared in Book Riot’s Unusual Suspects newsletter. Sign up to receive news and recommendations for mystery/thriller readers. Hi mystery fans! In the spirit of the new year and reading harder/trying something new—the worst that happens is you don’t like it, which is a thing that happens even …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-31By Jamie Canaves
  • Why You Should Go to a Book Festival and How to Choose One

    No matter the size or scope or location, I adore going to book conventions and festivals. If I could find a way to make a career out of going to book conventions, I would go to one every week of the year. I know that’s extreme, but I do think …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-12-31By Sarah Nicolas

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