An Open Letter to Stephen King: Book Censorship News, January 27, 2023
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by Kelly Jensen
1h ago
Dear Stephen King: Last week, you had a tweet take off. I’ve seen it everywhere, including on several giant Facebook pages, Instagram pages, even on TikTok. The tweet, about book banning, is nice and sexy, attempting to break down the problem in under 280 characters. And you know, it was successful! Hey, kids! It's your old buddy Steve King telling you that if they ban a book in your school, haul your ass to the nearest bookstore or library ASAP and find out what they don't want you to read. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 18, 2023 It got a lot of attention from your 7 million followe ..read more
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2023 Science Books to Add to Your TBR Right Now
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by Jaime Herndon
4h ago
Nonfiction books are my jam, and nonfiction science books? Especially so. What I love is how broad the genre is. Science can include things like medicine, nature, ecology, marine biology, conservation, psychology, chemistry, microbiology, and much more. It can also include personal essay and memoir, and may weave in history. For me, that’s the beauty of science: its reach. My shelves have been overflowing with books lately — there are so many great books out right now, and I’m still trying to catch up from 2022 — but my science bookshelves are particularly full. The diversity of science books ..read more
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Reading Pathway: Daphne Du Maurier Books
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by Tika Viteri
4h ago
Daphne Du Maurier’s career was long and storied; her life was equally so. Her books were huge bestsellers when they were published, and many live on in edition after edition. Du Maurier was a novelist, a poet, a playwright, an essayist, a literary critic, a nonfiction writer, and a biographer. In short, she was a Writer with a capital “W.” To begin, a short biographical sketch: Daphne Du Maurier was born in 1907 in London, England, into a literary and dramatic family. Her father was a well-known actor-manager, and her mother was an actress. Her maternal grandfather was a Punch cartoonist and ..read more
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Reading Resolution: Shopping My Shelves in 2023
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by Jessica Pryde
4h ago
I sometimes fear that if I don’t buy a book, I’ll forget about it and it will be lost in the great chasm of time and space. That even if I add it to my Want-To-Read shelf on Goodreads, it will fall into the depths, never to be seen again (which is a possibility; I have over 5,000 books on there). But really, how much do I remember about the books I already own, across three different formats and nearly ten different platforms? How many times do I see a book on social media and wander over to Amazon to buy it on Kindle, only to discover I had already bought it (sometimes years ago, sometimes on ..read more
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CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY, Sexism, Ableism, and Me: What I Learned from Karen Cushman’s Novels
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by Grace Lapointe
4h ago
Great historical fiction is immersive. As a kid, it often made me feel like I’d time traveled. Karen Cushman’s middle grade novels from the 1990s, The Midwife’s Apprentice and Catherine, Called Birdy, transported me. Historical fiction also made me realize what I had in common with people from the past and which social issues still existed in my own time. The phrase “girl power” was everywhere in late 1990s pop culture, when I was in 4th or 5th grade, and I associated it with loud, angry rock bands. My family has always encouraged me to be independent and opinionated, but I probably thought in ..read more
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11 Of The Best Audible Originals
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by Nikki DeMarco
4h ago
Audible Originals are a type of audio content only available from Audible. They are written for Audible and produced in the Audible studios. There are books, podcasts, theater productions, courses, and journalism, all available exclusively on Audible. Every level of membership has access to Audible Originals in the Plus library, but some Originals must be purchased with a credit. If you have follow up questions about what this means, check out this post I wrote on how Audible works. If you’re brand new and need guidance on how to choose audiobooks, rioter Arvyn Cerézo has you covered.  Qu ..read more
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New Year, New World: The Best New Fantasy Manga to Start 2023
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by Ann-Marie Cahill
4h ago
It’s already the end of January 2023, and I haven’t even made a dent in my TBR pile. I made the mistake of looking at the new isekai manga releases for 2023, and…well, let’s say the idea of Other Worlds is MORE than appealing. It’s not just other worlds; I love the whole aesthetic: change the rules, change the landscapes, change the people. Give me cute little creatures. Give me a flying dragon. I am willing to check out any alternatives to whatever the last three years were supposed to be. #EscapismIsMyLife Fantasy manga, better known as isekai, has always been super popular. The Japanese wor ..read more
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Novelist Paul La Farge Dies
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by Community
9h ago
Novelist Paul La Farge has died at the age of 52. He passed from cancer on January 18th in Poughkeepsie, New York as confirmed by his wife. La Farge was a New York native whose essays and fiction appeared in publications like The Village Voice, The New Yorker, and McSweeney’s. His debut novel, The Artist of the Missing, published in 1999 and is set in a modern-day, unnamed city where people frequently go missing. The book’s main character paints portraits of the missing, including the parents and brother who disappeared in his childhood, and then of his romantic interest, a police photographer ..read more
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DAISY JONES & THE SIX Trailer Released
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by Community
19h ago
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid was released in 2019 and quickly gained an audience: it’s sold more than a million copies, was a Reese’s Book Club Pick, and was named one of the best books of 2019 by NPR, The Washington Post, and us here at Book Riot, to name a few. The book is told as an oral history of the fictional 70s rock band Daisy Jones & the Six, with all the sex, drugs, rock and roll, and drama you’d expect from the setting. The miniseries adaptation is keeping the format, using the framing device of a documentary. The TV show will be premiering on Prime Video Mar ..read more
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 26, 2023
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by Deals
23h ago
Today’s Featured Deal $2.99 Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison Get This Deal $2.99 The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan Get This Deal $1.99 The Women of Troy by Pat Barker Get This Deal $2.99 Don’t Cry for Me by Daniel Black Get This Deal $6.99 Shutter by Ramona Emerson Get This Deal $1.99 March Sisters by Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado & Jane Smiley Get This Deal $1.99 If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha Get This Deal $1.99 The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson Get This Deal ..read more
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