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2017’s Best: Our Favorite Books Turned into Major Motion Pictures

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Every year, we patiently await the arrival of film adaptations derived from some of our favorite novels and every year Hollywood does not disappoint! This year, our favorites include a piece of little known history, scary clowns, steamy romance, and a murder mystery classic.  If they aren’t on your must-read list already, mark them down for 2018!   January 2017: Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly Of course we have to jumpstart this list with our pick for January, the New York Times Bestseller, Hidden Figures, which tells the true story of the black female mathematicians that changed the way we see NASA today. Without their achievements in the calculations they made every day, we wouldn’t see some of the greatest breakthroughs we’ve…

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20 New Book Releases of The Week: Cookbooks, Suspense, Poetry and More

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December begins on Friday and if you haven’t begun shopping already for the holidays, then you have been thinking about it. For the next few weeks, we will be super-sizing the list of new releases to help you in your shopping quest for the perfect holiday gifts for book lovers. This week, we have books by cherished authors Danielle Steele, Tom Clancy, and Michel Crichton; the new addition to the Fifty Shades trilogy; internet phenomenon Rudy Francisco’s book of poetry; the journal of Vladimir Nabokov, published for the very first time; books on art; a memoir on Bob Dylan’s gospel years; and a few good cookbooks (because what’s better than curling up with your favorite holiday eats and a new book?).…

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#AskELJames: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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So it seems that someone on E.L. James’ team doesn’t like her very much. How does this Bookish Diva know this? #AskElJames Those who value their brain cells, eyeballs, and sanity may not be aware of the multi-book series that James penned. OK, that may be statistically impossible. All of us have heard of it. (First rule of Fifty Shades disdain, you don’t acknowledge the existence of Fifty Shades.) But then, the soul-sucking machine that powers this unfortunate media juggernaut decided that a Twitter Q&A would be a nifty idea. Apparently they didn’t see what happened to JP Morgan, the NYPD, R. Kelly, or Bill Cosby. This Bookish Diva is guessing that her media team has this thought in mind…

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