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The Book Riot Podcast, #52: A Rorschach Test for Craziness

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The Book Riot Podcast, Episode #52: A Rorschach Test for Craziness

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about HarperCollins buying Harlequin, Amazon feuds with Hachette, reduced prison sentences for reading in Italy, Book Riot News, a special ereader just for submarines, and much more. This week’s episode is sponsored by Everybody’s Baby by Lydia Netzer and the Book Riot Quarterly Box.


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Links discussed in the show:

Book Riot News

HarperCollins acquires Harlequin

Hachette says Amazon is delaying delivery of some books 2-3 weeks

New study on women’s leadership in US shows women wrote 60% of bestsellers, made only 27% of earnings

Italian prisoners’ sentences reduced 3 days for every book they read

Man arrested after protesting Jodi Picoult novel being taught in his child’s school

The Navy built an ereader safe for life on submarines

Stanton, Iowa: chain of 400 people pass books from old library location to new

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New books discussed in the show:

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage by Molly Wizenberg

The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead

The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne


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