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On Literary Performances & Ideas For How To Host Your Own

On Literary Performances & Ideas For How To Host Your Own I’ve always been fascinated by the performance of literature, notably literature that was not originally intended for performance, whether it’s taking a novel and turning it into a play or musical production, or a poem into music. When I was in high school, I […]

Books Both You and Your Mom Will Enjoy

Books Both You and Your Mom Will Enjoy In honor of Mother’s Day, here’s a wrap-up of books I think both my mom and I would enjoy. Like many readers, my mom fed my love of reading from a very young age. She always made sure I had stacks of books to read, and took […]

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 11th, 2019

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 11th, 2019 Sponsored by Looking For Garbo by Jon James Miller These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Jade City by Fonda Lee for $4.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover […]

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 10th, 2019

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 10th, 2019 Sponsored by Amazon Publishing and The Rule of Many by Leslie Saunders and Ashley Saunders These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness series Book […]

Retelling the Classics: A Q&A With Authors Sonali Dev and Meg Donohue

Retelling the Classics: A Q&A With Authors Sonali Dev and Meg Donohue This is a guest post from Sonali Dev and Meg Donohue, both authors of retellings of classic novels set in San Francisco/Northern California. Award-winning author Sonali Dev writes Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world while […]

Punning Author Names and Book Titles, Plant Style

Punning Author Names and Book Titles, Plant Style It might not be Friday — and indeed, Friday might feel miles away — but why not take a mid-week break and enjoy a handful of excellent author name and book title puns, as seen through the names of various plant species. Naturally, we’re going to link […]

Ohio Becomes Latest State To Attempt To Stop Book Donations to Incarcerated

Ohio Becomes Latest State To Attempt To Stop Book Donations to Incarcerated Updated contact information below. Original contact had bouncing emails.  Last month, we reported on Washington’s Department of Justice’s new policy that banned used book donations from nonprofits from entering into the prison system. This month, it’s been uncovered that officials in Ohio have […]

Harry S. Truman: 33rd President of the United States

Harry S. Truman: 33rd President of the United States President Harry S. Truman was not always a popular president. Rather like Donald Trump in the Trump/Clinton Election of 2016, when Truman ran for reelection, most predicted a loss for him. The mainstream media had written him off, and polls inaccurately portrayed his chances. He shocked the country […]

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 8th, 2019

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 8th, 2019 Sponsored by Amazon Publishing These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Before we get started with the books, a quick note that the Kindle Paperwhite–which is now waterproof–is $40 off! The Girls […]

20 Fascinating Artificial Intelligence Books, Fiction & Nonfiction

20 Fascinating Artificial Intelligence Books, Fiction & Nonfiction Artificial intelligence is already pervasive in our modern world—even in my field of public relations, the emerging role of AI for the industry is becoming a hot emerging topic. Whether you’re just curious about how to use AI more effectively in your day-to-day life, curious about what’s […]