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  • Medicine in the Middle Ages
    Jack Hartnell talks about “Medieval Bodies,” and Matt Dorfman talks about his work as the Book Review’s art director. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2020-01-03
  • A 500-Story Tower Has Collapsed. Can Humanity Be Rescued From the Rubble?
    Sean Adams’s dystopian debut novel, “The Heap,” literalizes the wreckage of late capitalism. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2020-01-03
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 3, 2020

    Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Press. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward for $3.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. One of Us Is Lying
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-03By Community
  • 20 Marvelous Poems About Beauty in All Its Forms

    Who better to praise beauty than poets? A poet harnesses language and their crafty word powers for maximum emotional impact, as you’ll see in this list of poems about beauty. The poems you’ll read in this collection of 20 short poems about beauty explore all facets of beauty, the appreciation …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-03By Sarah S. Davis
  • Suspended Tariffs Mean Good News for Publishers
    In a last-minute reprieve for children’s publishing, the Trump administration announced it was suspending new tariffs on goods from China. The tariffs previously were scheduled to go into effect December 15.  The 15% tariffs were a continuation of the White House’s prolonged “trade war” with China and would have affected
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-03By Nicole Hill
  • Take This Lord Of The Rings Quiz To Find Your Next Fantasy Read
    For many fantasy readers, including myself, The Lord of the Rings was their first foray into the genre and where a love for fantasy reading began. I remember reading my father’s gold faux leather edition of The Hobbit, building Hobbit holes with blankets and chairs, and passing around each book …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-03By Margaret Kingsbury
  • 25 Must-Read Series and Duologies That Ended in 2019

    Reading series can be hard. You read the first book. It pulls you in. And then you wait for the sequel. Then when the sequel does come out, you can’t remember for the life of you what happened. Personally, I could love a book to bits but unless I take notes …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-03By Kate Krug
  • 8 Bookish New Year’s Resolution Ideas to Improve Your Reading Life

    If you’re looking to improve your book life in 2020, it can be tough to know where to start. Aside from committing to our annual Read Harder challenge, which will no doubt expand your reading habits and change your have-read list for the better, why not try some book-related resolutions?
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-03By Abby Hargreaves
  • Best Comics We Read October–December 2019

    We asked our contributors to share the best comic book, graphic novel, or webcomic that they read from October to December, and it made a great list certain to have your next favorite read on it! There are witches, an exploration of mental health, horror, sports drama, memoir, and more! …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-03By Giovanna Centeno
  • In Library Renovations, When Do Discussions of Accessibility Arise?

    Back in October, Book Riot reported on the $41 million newly opened Hunters Point Library in Queens, which has three floors that are only accessible by stairs. This construction project began in 2010 and was completed and opened on September 12th, 2019. It is astonishing to think that in the
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-03By Emily Stochl

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