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  • 5 Must-Read Comics and Graphic Novels from the Philippines

    Here at Book Riot, we can’t stress the importance of reading diversely enough. And no, it’s not just about diversity by race and gender, but also diversity by book formats and genres. As much as we hate it, comics and graphic novels are still being ridiculed and counted as not
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-15By Arvyn Cerézo
  • 10 Fascinating Books By or About Child Prodigies

    The concept of child prodigies is controversial. Most people think of prodigies as unusually precocious, accomplished children. However, the original definition was related to words like “monster” and “freak.” Popular stereotypes view child prodigies more like performing circus attractions than other kids. Whether they’re totally self-motivated or not, these children …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-15By Grace Lapointe
  • 10 Captivating Books Like THE DA VINCI CODE

    There’s a reason that Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code is not only one of the bestselling books of the 21st century but a cornerstone of the historical thriller genre. He knows how to use both historical facts and myths to make a compelling mystery. It’s a great example of …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-15By Andy Winder
  • How Reading Sir Terry Pratchett Helped Me Through My Depression

    CW: Mention of suicide attempt In my younger years, my mother was a school librarian. Which meant that after school and homework was done I would be free to peruse the stacks and read whatever I wanted to my heart’s content. Up until my sophomore year of high school, as …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-15By Caitlin Hobbs
  • Plus Size Literary Threads You Need at Torrid

    As a fat girl, finding even a T-shirt that can accommodate my body can be an exercise in endless frustration. I’m lucky, too—I’m able to fit in many straight sizes, teetering on that line between straight and plus, but a large chest and comparatively small waist mean things are either …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-15By Kelly Jensen
  • Why I Just Can’t Quit Doing the Yearly Goodreads Challenge

    Yet another post about the Goodreads yearly challenge? I know, I know. But another year is here, and I signed up again. It taunts me throughout the year, and I admit there’s some anxiety that creeps in if I’m behind on my goal. But I just can’t seem to quit …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-15By Jaime Herndon
  • 8 New Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

    As the new year begins, many book lovers are embarking on ambitious reading goals for 2020. What better way to get started than to pick up a new book that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish? Check out these eight new books you …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-15By Susie Dumond
  • New Proposed Legislation in Missouri To Censor Public Library Materials

    Can a small group of people change an entire public library? If HB 2044 were to pass in Missouri, this could be a new reality, wherein censors will have the power to defund libraries based on their personal beliefs regarding materials in public library collections for minors. Representative Ben …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-15By Kelly Jensen
  • 6 Books Like NOTHING TO SEE HERE to Spark Your TBR

    If you have ever been around children, you know that they can be completely unpredictable. Throughout my years of first being a camp counselor and then a teacher, I have known kids who have done things I never could have predicted. I knew one child who broke a crayon into …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-15By Katherine Willoughby
  • Catching Up on the Rebooted SHE-RA Onscreen and in Comics

    I’ve heard from two sources (Wikipedia and a YouTube user) that the She-Ra toy was first invented in the 1980s to continue successful toy sales of the Masters of the Universe franchise. Well, it worked on me: I grew up watching the 1985 Hasbro cartoon She-Ra: Princess of Power and …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2020-01-15By Shireen Hakim

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