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  • Make Coffee, Do Crimes: Mugs Featuring Comic Book Villains

    I mean, it doesn’t have to be coffee—it can be tea or hot chocolate with marshmallows (not adding marshmallows makes you the criminal), a steamer, or hot cider—but we all need something to wake us up in the morning and power us through the hardest part of the day. Which …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-13By S.W. Sondheimer
  • How Horror Helps With Processing Grief and Trauma

    Potential Trigger Warning: discussion of triggering subjects Now I know what you’re thinking; horror can’t be good for someone with mental health issues. It’s just page after page of triggers. The knee-jerk reaction for most is to say, “Hey, they’re screaming and there’s blood and fear and all sorts of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-13By S.F. Whitaker
  • 2020 YA Book Covers Bring Disability Representation to the Forefront

    In 2016, authors Corinne Duyvis and Kayla Whaley wrote this about the state of disability representation on book covers for young readers: “Given the consistency with which this erasure happens, it’s safe to say these aren’t oversights or missteps. They are likely intentional choices made with a non-disabled audience in …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-13By Kelly Jensen
  • Read Harder 2020: An Edition of a Literary Magazine (Digital or Physical)

    This list of literary magazines 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 reading preferences …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-13By Emily Polson
  • 20 Black Children’s Books by Black Authors

    I was a biracial child in the 1980s. So, growing up, there weren’t a lot of picture books that had people who looked like me. I think my parents realized this early on and tried to make up for it the best they could. Consequently, most of the books I
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-13By P.N. Hinton
  • 4 Books to Read After Watching RHYTHM + FLOW

    Rhythm + Flow is a competition show on Netflix to find the next great rapper. Judges Chance the Rapper, Cardi B, and TI offer commentary on performances and choose which rappers will be eliminated each round after a series of challenges between the contestants. The energy is high and competition
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-13By Nikki DeMarco
  • Giveaway: GOOD BOY by Jennifer Finney Boylan

    This giveaway is sponsored by Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir by Jennifer Finney Boylan, published by Celadon Books in April 2020. From bestselling author of She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy is a memoir about …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-13By Vanessa Diaz
  • Celebrating Awards Season in the Library

    This guide to ALA’s Youth Media Awards is sponsored by Rakuten OverDrive. Instant Digital Card – Bring new users to your library in just 30 seconds. Did you know 160 million people in the United States don’t have a library card? That means half the country can’t discover the valuable …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-13By Ashlie Swicker
  • Most Anticipated Books of 2020

    Start the year off right with Book Riot’s Most Anticipated Books of 2020, our round-up of the most exciting new releases of the year. Preorder, add ’em to your TBR, and shout these titles from the rooftops!

    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-13By S. Zainab Williams
  • Girl Cries Over Birthday Aging Her Out of Dolly Parton’s Books: Critical Linking, January 13, 2020

    Critical Linking, a daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web is sponsored by Sourcebooks. “Hadley is not happy about being four-years-old, and according to her mom, it’s for one reason–she’s about to age out of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. ‘I want my Dolly books,’ …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-13By Jamie Canaves
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