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Summary and Review: Billy Summers by Stephen King

Book review and synopsis for Billy Summers by Stephen King, A thriller about a hitman doing one last job that goes sour. Synopsis Billy Summers is a hitman and a decorated former Marine sniper. He’s ready to retire, but before he does, he accepts one last job that offers a …
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It’s Time to Stop Being Surprised That Comics Are Jewish

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I have lost track of the amount of articles, thinkpieces, reviews, and podcasts I’ve encountered online that open by announcing, with great fanfare, that many of the writers and artists who created your …
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20 Must-Read Middle Grade Fairytale Retellings

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. There are few things I love more than a great fairytale retelling. I loved fantasy as a kid, so even from a young age I was attracted to books exploring fairytale tropes and …
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Reading Short Stories is Helping Me Fall in Love With

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I think by now, a lot of us can relate to the fact that it’s been a hard two years to read and focus on time for ourselves. In fact, it feels like …
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The Other Black Girl Hulu Series: What We Know (Release

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Aug 14th, 2021 (Last Updated Aug 14th, 2021) The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris has a TV series adaptation in the works at Hulu. For all the details about a potential jump to the small screen for this book, here’s what we know …
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THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE is

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. It’s hard to know for sure what makes a book a massive hit. The kind of book that gets named Book of the Year by one of the world’s largest book retailers. The …
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15 Top Management Books to Make You a Better Leader

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Whether it was through a group project in school, your first job, or someone in your family, we’ve all encountered leaders in our lives. Good ones are sure to inspire you, challenge you, …
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Interview with James Dan Casey, Author of We Shall Never

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write We Shall Never Speak of This Again? I am 3rd generation Irish and always had an interest in Irish history. My ancestors lived in County Roscommon which experienced the highest population loss in Ireland during the 19th century Great …
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The World’s Most Glamorous Librarian

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. At the corner of 36th Street and Madison Avenue on the east side of Manhattan, you’ll find a small campus of buildings that make up one of the most remarkable literary collections in …
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2021 National Book Award Winners Announced

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture. Each year they award …
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Interview with Jennifer Estep, Author of A Sense of Danger

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write A Sense of Danger? I’ve always loved spy stories because they usually feature a little bit of everything—action, adventure, danger, and romance. I love putting all those elements in my own books, so writing a spy story seemed like a …
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Barnes & Noble Names Their 2021 Book of the Year

Barnes & Noble named eight books as their finalists for Book of the Year in October. The third annual “Book of the Year” award is given to a book by the booksellers working across company stores, and they’ve announced this year’s winner: The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present (Two Volume …
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Interview with Nicole Snow, Author of The Worst Best Friend

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Worst Best Friend? I adore small towns and everything about two best friends falling hopelessly in love. This book is all that and then some, and it’s also the fourth in my Knights of Dallas series (but you can …
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25 Beautiful Literary Maps for Book Lovers

Literary maps hold a special place in my heart, letting us visualize fictional lands and imaginary places. This is a list of literary maps, in their delightful and beautiful cartographic splendor, from a variety of genres and books. Most of these are fictional maps showing fantastical places, but a few …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for November 18, 2021

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Tor Books Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Tor Books. Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry Get This Deal $1.99 Alpha Night by Nalini …
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Interview with Lauren Rowe, Author of Swoon

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Swoon? Swoon is a complete standalone with no reading required. That said, the hero is a character who’s been a beloved side character in several books, and my readers have been literally begging me to give him a story of …
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Verity: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for Verity by Colleen Hoover are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Verity by Colleen Hoover. Quick(-ish) Recap Lowen Ashleigh is offered a job completing the last three novels of …
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Libro.fm Announces Their Top 10 Bestselling Audiobooks of 2021

Libro.fm acts as a bridge between digital content and independent bookstores. They partner with 1,500+ bookstores, mostly in North America. Readers can buy their audiobooks through the website, and a portion of the profit will go towards their chosen indie bookstore. Annually, Libro.fm announces their bestselling audiobooks of the year, …
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Interview with Gia Pere, Author of Her Sister’s Friends

If you were in an elevator with a stranger and had 1 minute or less to describe Her Sister’s Friends before the doors opened, what description would you give? Did you watch The White Lotus on HBO? It was so good. It reminded me of my new book, Her Sister’s Friends, which …
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Interview with Bruce Calhoun, Author of Ardennia: The Unlikely Story

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Ardennia? Watching the Princess Bride, a movie based on William Golden’s book of the same name.  This book was made into a movie in 1987, and the movie went on to become a cult favorite.  It’s a sweeping romance set in …
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Summary and Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover

Book review and synopsis for Verity by Colleen Hoover, A thriller-slash-romance novel about a write who is offered a dream job. Synopsis In Verity, Lowen Ashleigh is a writer who’s offered the opportunity to complete the last three novels of a bestselling book series because the author, Verity Crawford, is …
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Interview with Caitlin Gola, Author of She Said He

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write She Said He? She Said He is about two friends with a complicated relationship. After a night out, evidence appears suggesting maybe Jordan isn’t the guy she thought he was. And, these days, isn’t it easier to choose cancel …
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Interview with Susan Markloff, Author of The Rise of the

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Rise of the Raidin? I always loved fantasy stories when I was a kid. The concept of worlds just beyond our vision fascinated me. I was in middle school when the first inklings of The Rise of the …
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Interview with Tavi Taylor Black, Author of Where Are We

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Where Are We Tomorrow? I worked backstage on rock tours, theater shows, corporate events, you name it, for over twenty years. I didn’t really want to write about touring, as I was tired of it, but eventually, the story …
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Homeland Elegies FX Series: What We Know (Release Date, Cast,

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Aug 20th, 2021 (Last Updated Aug 20th, 2021) Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar has a TV series adaptation in the works. For all the details about a potential jump to the small screen for this novel, here’s what we know about the Homeland Elegies FX …
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