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The 100’s Ricky Whittle Cast as Shadow Moon in American Gods

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The mythological creatures who immigrated with our ancestors still walk among us, and boy, are they pissed. Maybe this will calm them down. Finally, there’s news about Starz’s highly anticipated TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s much-loved modern-day, epic mythology, American Gods. After the announcement that the show was being developed by Gaiman and television veterans Bryan Fuller and Michael Green in 2014, fans have been waiting with bated breath for any information about the project. Well, on January 28, it was announced that Ricky Whittle, of The CW’s The 100, has been cast as the lead in American Gods. Whittle, who is also known for his performances in Austenland (2013) and British soap Hollyoaks, will play Shadow Moon, the novel’s mysterious,…

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From Jane Eyre to Mockingjay to Austenland: Books that Need More Sex

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I should preface this by saying I’m not a pervert. Well, not much of one anyway. But sometimes you’re reading a book and you just know that a sex scene would make all the difference. Maybe the couple is getting a little too close; maybe that kissing scene is just a little too hot. The reason doesn’t even matter really—you just pray that the characters will start to go to town. And if you’re lucky, they do. But there are times when your fave couple just chastely kisses or walks away, letting all that delicious sexual chemistry go to waste. For those of us who are a little more, um, in need of that great love scene, here are five…

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15 literature-inspired jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween

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Next week is Halloween, which makes this prime jack-o’-lantern carving time. But instead of the usual triangle eyes and toothy grin, why not try something a little different this year? If you’re anything like us at BookTrib, all the inspiration you need is currently sitting on your bookshelf. Here are 15 of our favorite literary pumpkins for 2014:   Harry Potter This pumpkin isn’t scaring anyone; it’s just too adorable. You might need to buy a little paint to pull this one off, but it’s worth it for his spiky hair alone.   Frankenstein A perfect likeness of Frankenstein’s monster. Plus he looks appropriately broody.   The Hobbit Love the image they captured of his back and that familiar logo.…

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