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How Much Do Most Anticipated and Best-Of Lists Overlap?

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Every year, I devour most anticipated book lists from publications like Lit Hub, TIME, Vogue, Book Page, Buzzfeed, and more. I can’t get enough of them. My preorders always skyrocket late in the …
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Stay Hydrated with Bookish Tumblers and Reusable Bottles

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Something I will forever be fascinated by is that water bottles trend. As in, one kind of water bottle will be popular for a while, but then it’ll be succeeded by another style …
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Interview with Donna Lattanzio, Author of An Accident Waiting to

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write An Accident Waiting to Happen? A very long time ago, I heard a conversation about an air traffic controller who had inadvertently caused a plane to crash. How the person never fully recovered from the reality of what they …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day: May 25, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Lanternfish Press The best book deals of the day, sponsored by Lanternfish Press.  Today’s Featured Deals $3.99 Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian Get This Deal $3.99 The Unbroken by C. L. …
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Interview with S. Kirk Pierzchala, Author of Solitude Of Light

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Solitude Of Light (Beyond Cascadia Book Three)? The story behind the story of “Solitude Of Light” is that, as I was developing the “Beyond Cascadia” speculative fiction series, I uncovered darker aspects of the relationship between the brothers, Tomás …
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Party to Celebrate Bookstore Cat’s Retirement

Loganberry Books bookstore is hosting a party to celebrate the retirement of Otis the bookstore cat. Otis, a gray and white cat found as a stray, has delighted patrons of the Ohio store as a professional greeter for the past ten years. Otis’ biography on the staff page recounts how …
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High School Activist Given PEN award

A Florida high school activist has been given a PEN award for organizing protests against the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill. The PEN/Berenson award was presented to Jack Petocz at the annual PEN America Literary Gala on May 23rd for “exceptional acts of courage in the exercise of freedom of expression.” …
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Interview with Jim Diggins, Author of Anubis: The Weigher of

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Anubis: The Weigher of Souls? While we were watching a dog twitch and whimper while dreaming, a friend remarked that finding out what dogs dream about would make a great book. So I ran with the idea. Someone had …
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Featured Trailer: REMARKABLY RUBY by Terri Libenson

Pride. Popularity . . . Poetry? Middle school. Ruby and Mia are total opposites: Ruby is a little awkward, not a “joiner,” and loves to write poetry. While Mia is type A, popular(ish), and wants to be class prez. They used to be friends. But now they have nothing in …
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Interview with Peter A

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Tears of Blood – Book #1 of The Tears of Blood Trilogy? An article I saw online about one child under 10 dying in a refugee camp every 8 minutes; Then I looked out my window and asked …
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Interview with Wes Dyson, Author of Myracles in the Void

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Myracles in the Void? I was going through a period of crippling anxiety, thinking I’d gone insane, and entirely isolated. I truly thought it was the end. And I was 23. But something deep down said I could unravel …
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The Worst Covers of Classic Books

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. It’s always great news when books enter the public domain. They’re no longer under copyright constraints, so they become available for free on various e-libraries, like Serial Reader and Librivox, as well as …
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The Roaring Twenties and Beyond: 8 Romance Books set in

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Jazz Age romances have always fascinated me: the turmoil of the era, the glitz, the innovation. But up until recently, I always assumed that the era was dubbed the Jazz Age after it …
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12 EMMA Retellings You Should Buy Right Now

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Or, you know, in the near future. I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control is a quote you’ll find in Emma by Jane Austen, and it’s one you won’t be …
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Resisting the Dead Girl Trope in YA Mysteries and Thrillers

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I love the mystery and thriller genre, but like many readers, I’ve grown weary of the mysteries that position women as the perpetual victims, murdered and brutalized for our entertainment, and often sexualized …
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Silent and Wordless Graphic Novels to Render You Speechless

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Among the many reasons graphic novels and comics capture our attention is that the visual storytelling adds an entire additional layer to the book. Art adds, rather than distracts, and the details an …
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A History of DRACULA in Pop Culture

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you’ve read anything about the history of vampire fiction, you know that Dracula was far from the first English-language vampire novel. However, it cannot be denied that it remains one of the …
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