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8 Lovestruck Eros and Psyche Retellings

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Of all the Greek mythology tales, of which there are many, the story of Eros and Psyche is my favorite (yes, even over Eurydice and Orpheus, which puts my heart in my throat …
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What’s Next for DC: Breaking Down DC’s 2022 Teaser Trailer

On February 11, DC dropped a one minute long trailer for its 2022 superhero movies. The video serves as more of a sizzle reel than anything else, offering sneak peeks at the upcoming The Batman, Black Adam, The Flash, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Take a gander: The trailer …
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Interview with Jenny Hale, Author of Butterfly Sisters

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Butterfly Sisters? This book is about two sisters–one, a creative, and the other, an academic. It’s inspired by the two sides of me. I am a creative but was raised an academic, and what I found was that it …
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The 2022 Summer Scares Horror Winners Are Here

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In celebration of National Library Lover’s Day, the Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist, is delighted to announce the fourth annual Summer Scares reading list, …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for February 14, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Bloom Books, and imprint of Sourcebooks Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Bloom Books, and imprint of Sourcebooks. Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez Get This Deal …
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Interview with Sean Develin, Author of Songs of Vengeance and

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Songs of Vengeance and Desire? All my kids play ice hockey. During lockdown I spent hours every day in rink parking lots because I couldn’t go in. I was using the time re-writing my 2013 stage play “Dinner, Sex, …
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Interview with K.T. Davies, Author of The Spider and the

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Spider and the Fly? The Spider and the Fly AKA: Sebastian Schiller and Shey Jing are characters that appeared in my novel Dangerous to Know which is the first book in The Chronicles of Breed. Strange but true, …
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8 Audiobooks Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White

I first heard Adam Lazarre-White when I recently listened to S.A. Cosby’s crime novel Blacktop Wasteland. Throughout the novel, I marveled at Lazarre-White’s range and the depth of character he gives readers with his performance. So after I finished Blacktop Wasteland, I immediately looked into what other audiobooks he’s narrated. …
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Interview with Bonnie Oldre, Author of Silent Winter Solstice

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Silent Winter Solstice? I have always enjoyed reading mystery stories, including those by Agatha Christie, and mystery programs, such as Murder She Wrote. I see my protagonist, Beth Williams, and her best friend Evie Hanson, as younger versions of …
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Why Is Publishing Plagiarism Still Possible?

When I was an obnoxiously precocious baby writer, I entered a short story competition for kids. I didn’t win, but my mum bought me an anthology of stories by the winning young writers. I read this book voraciously, trying to work out what it was about the stories that had …
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Interview with Kirsten Fullmer, Author of Love on the Line

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Love on the Line 2? Both Love on the Line and this new book, Love on the Line 2, are stories of a young women’s struggle to find balance and equality in a career where her small size, her …
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Must-Read Biography Books

17 Feb 2022 Must-Read Biography Books | February 2022 In the mood for a new biography or memoir? Check out these instant bestsellers by Christine Herbert, Angela Y. Davis, Brian Cox, and more. Enjoy your new non-fiction picks! The Color of the Elephant by Christine Herbert Release Date: January 4, …
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Who Owns Your Story? The Ethics and Legality of Memoir

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I have always been the person people tell their stories to — my joke is that I make good “understanding eyes.” I have heard many confessions from people who probably should have known …
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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read

22 Feb 2022 Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Margo Reilly, Matthieu Aikins, Cathy Glass, and many more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. …
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New Young Adult Books to Read

22 Feb 2022 Are you an avid reader of Young Adult books? This week you are in luck! With all of these new novels, you’re bound to find a new favorite book to add to your reading list. This week includes new novels from bestselling authors Ashley Schumacher, Phillip Tomasso, Jay …
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How To Start A Teen Book Club: Your Guide

Starting a teen book club can feel daunting. The upcoming generations have access to more information than ever before. Sometimes that makes it feel like they aren’t interested in something as “antiquated” as books. Activities that require sitting still and long bouts of concentration are dismissed as unappealing to teens: …
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The Paris Apartment: Recap & Summary

This summary is partially complete. To be finished 2/27/22. Prologue (Friday)Three Hours LaterSaturdayThirty Hours EarlierSundaySeventy-Two Hours EarlierMondayA Week LaterEpilogue Prologue (Friday) Benjamin Daniels, a journalist, is at his Parisian apartment — at Number 12, Rue des Amants, third floor — working on a story he believes will make his name. …
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9 of the Best Queer Post-Apocalyptic YA Books

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. These days, reading apocalyptic fiction can be either a bit too real or a comfort in the “well, it could be worse” sense. We’re living through a moment that feels pre-apocalyptic, so some …
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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

22 Feb 2022 Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Michael Sisa, Jessie Mihalik, Jasper T. Scott, and more. If Fantasy is what your library …
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