Category : Reviews

by Joane - 6 days ago

Lil’ Libros: Great Bilingual Board Books for Children

Being bilingual makes you smarter. Don’t believe me? Well, it has now been scientifically proven that being bilingual indeed does make you smarter. “In recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fun...

by Joane - 6 days ago

Book Groups as Imagined by Great Authors

Many authors visit book groups to meet their readers. A great author, though, will of course set up her own group, and then use it to impose her unique artistic vision upon her readers. I was lucky enough to have discovered some descriptions of...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Over at Kirkus: Family, Ancestors and Coco

It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus. Today, Ana finally musters the courage to talk about her feelings for Coco Warning: LOTS OF CRYING AHEAD Related Ana Ana Grilo is a Brazilian who moved to the UK because of the weather. No, seriously...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Watch the Chilling MARY SHELLEY Trailer, Starring Elle Fanning

In the newly-released Mary Shelley trailer, Elle Fanning plays the woman who wrote Frankenstein, and in doing so, invented the science fiction genre. Mary Shelley, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, premiered at the Toronto International Film Fest in 20...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for April 13th, 2018

Book Riot Deals is sponsored by Alexander Ivanov’s Gandhi: Today’s Featured Deals Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente for $4.99. Get it here, or just click the cover image below: Get in Trouble by Kelly Link for $1.99. Get it here, or just cl...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Six Interesting Facts about the Nobel Prize in Literature

What does it mean to win a Nobel Prize in Literature? Some of the past winners have explained it better than we ever could. For example, Seamus Heaney declared, "I've said it before about the Nobel Prize: it's like being struck by a more or less ben...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Who is That Shiny Man?: Marvel’s Silver Surfer

There was a rumor circulating a couple weeks ago that an actor had been cast to play the Silver Surfer in the upcoming Infinity War flick; his presence would have been quite the coup as Fox still owns film rights to the character and the Fox/Disney...

by Joane - 1 week ago

9 “Best SFF of the Year” Anthologies

If you dream of becoming a science fiction writer, it’s extremely important to keep up with the field. A convenient way to do that is to read the various best-of-anthologies that come out during the year that collect the outstanding stories from the...

by Joane - 1 week ago

15 WoC Poets to Read During National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is my favorite month of the year. Not only does it give us the opportunity to celebrate the poetry that has been foundational to our culture, but it is also a chance to uplift the voices of incredible contemporary & emergin...

by Joane - 1 week ago

How To Live Your Best Bookish Fitness Life

I’m over all of the “My workout is lifting books hahah” shirts, because I know there’s a big ol’ overlapping space in the Venn diagram of readers and runners, book lovers and bench pressers. When I think of books and fitness, I’d much rather go into...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Marie Kondo Quotes About Tidying That Felt Like a Gut Punch

I recently read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up looking for Marie Kondo quotes to whip my New Year’s decluttering resolution into shape. I anticipated her eccentricities, but there were several Marie Kondo quotes that I found surprisingly evoc...

by Joane - 1 week ago

Inbox/Outbox: April 13, 2018

I love getting older in April, because my birthday usually falls right as the flowers are beginning to bloom and the air is getting warmer, and it becomes possible to read and walk back and forth to work. Unfortunately, this year’s April has been a...