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The Book Riot Podcast, #121: Engage Your Core

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The Book Riot Podcast, Episode #121: Engage Your Core

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book lord of Bogota, book on bikes (stationary or otherwise), banned manga in Japan, the startling permissiveness of Scandanavian children’s books, new books, and much more. This week’s episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses, Scribd, and Audible.


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Links discussed in the show:


Judgey: judge a book by its cover, then compare to its Goodreads ratings

Heroes of the week: librarians on bikes delivering books & wifi to kids in “book deserts” 

Read & Ride program puts kids on exercise bikes with books

Colombian garbage collector rescues books for kids

New $10K book prize for immigrant writing

Japanese school board bans acclaimed anti-war manga

No taboos in Scandinavian kids books

Japanese book chain corners market on Murakami

New books discussed in the show:

Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes by Jules Moulin

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

George by Alex Gino



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