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Words of Wisdom from Judy Blume: 10 Favorite Quotes

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content.  We are eternally grateful for everything Judy Blume has given us. Her books have been a guide to relationships, growing up, overcoming grief, and learning to stand on your own. Bookish has rounded up some favorite words of wisdom from Blume. Some are from books, some are from interviews, and all are sure to inspire you. “Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” —Tiger Eyes “I never planned to become an activist but things happen. You either take action or you don’t.…

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Frightened and Flustered: The Books You Read Too Young

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BookTrib is partnering with Early Bird Books to bring you more great content, including this article about some of your favorite novels as a teenager. Read on for more! A few weeks ago, an Early Bird Books meeting devolved into a passionate discussion about the books we stuffed under our mattresses, read by flashlight, and bought with our weekly allowances. Hilarity ensued. But after realizing our souls were similarly (and eternally) corrupted by Flowers in the Attic, we quickly realized we wanted to hear your answers, too. We were so excited to see your responses—yes, we did read all of them!—and hear about your innocent acts of bookish rebellion. While Judy Blume, VC Andrews, and Peyton Place seemed to have ruffled the most pre-tween feathers, there were a couple…

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The To-Read Shelf on Goodreads Catalogues My Future Self

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As an avid reader, I adore using Goodreads. It’s the perfect place to organize all of my books and reviews, to place books on my to-read shelf, to vote in their annual book awards, and to get recommendations for the latest reads in genres I love. As an author, it’s also a great place to connect with readers, and to get the true pulse of what the reading community has to say about your work. No other site brings readers and authors together in quite the same way, breaking down barriers and allowing the whole literary community to take part in discussing their favorite books. Did I mention the to-read shelf? It’s one of my favorite features of Goodreads, as…

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Books for TV Addicts: 3 pick-me-ups for dejected Forever fans

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It was a hard pill to swallow. Just a day after the season finale, ABC announced that Forever wouldn’t get a second season. This surprised a lot of people, including its many fans and its star, Ioan Gruffudd. In fact, Gruffudd penned a heartfelt letter to fans of the show, explaining his disappointment in the decision and bidding farewell on a positive note. The show that follows an immortal doctor’s trials and tribultaions – whose father, played by the always excellent Judd Hirsch, fittingly own an antique store – turned out to be anything but “immortal.” But as Gruffudd says, “life is like that.” He described this as his “dream role” and to have it taken away must’ve hurt. It hurt…

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