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Deacon King Kong

Deacon King Kong by James McBride is not the type of book I ordinarily would have chosen for myself. If it hadn’t popped up on Oprah’s book club, I probably wouldn’t have given it much consideration. Of course, having read it, I’m really glad I did and I hope others give it a shot, too. …

15 Literary Gifts for Book Lovers Under $12

With the holidays coming up, it’s time for the Bookish Holiday Gift Guide, featuring literary and bookish gifts and stocking stuffers unger $12 for all those bookworms out there! Enjoy and happy holidays! This post contains affiliate links, where The Bibliofile earns for qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support! Note that prices listed are …

The Testaments

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, was released a few days ago. The original novel was released in 1985. I’m a Margaret Atwood fan. I have signed, first edition copies of a number of her books, and The Blind Assassin is one of my favorite books of all time. Even …

50 Best Book Blogs to Read in 2020

Book blogging can be fun, but reading other literary and book blogs is part of the fun as well. I often prefer book reviews from other bloggers over ones in literary magazines or newspapers, since they’re sometimes more straightforward and candid about their thoughts. When it comes to other book blogs, I tend to follow …

Let’s Talk About Slate’s Where The Crawdads Sing Exposé

So, apparently, 2019 is the year of the literary exposé, and this time Where the Crawdads Sing is the book on the hot seat. Earlier this year, the New Yorker published a pretty thorough takedown of The Woman in the Window author A. J. Finn, and now Slate is taking a hard look into the …