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Christina Lauren: How Two Minds Make One Awesome Author

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content, including this Q&A with the writing team of Christina Lauren, author of Dating You / Hating You. As our loyal readers know, the Bookish team adores Christina Lauren. We’ve followed along with their Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, and were ecstatic to dive into their first standalone, Dating You / Hating You. It’s a contemporary romance that follows two talent agents who find themselves competing for the same job and fighting their growing sexual tension. We caught up with both Lauren Billings and Christina Hobbs (the writing duo behind the pen name Christina Lauren — often affectionately shortened to CLo) at BookCon and chatted with them about their latest release, everyday sexism, and the best…

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Movie ‘New Life’ Brings on the Tears — and So Do These 5 Novels

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Sometimes I want to read joyful books or uplifting ones or tales of true love and happy endings. But other times I just want to bawl my eyes out, soaking the pages with my tears and reveling in the way the story makes my heart ache. It sounds strange, but it’s true: there’s something undeniably cathartic about giving yourself over to a true tearjerker. Which is why I can’t wait for the release of New Life, a new film releasing in theaters on October 28. Watch the trailer and you’ll see what I mean: Not only does is James Marsters in it (Hellllooo, Spike!), it looks like one of those movies that’s bound to completely rip you apart emotionally; in the…

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Amy Schumer Continues World Domination with ‘The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’

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Happy Hump Day, book lovers! Since it’s mid-week, and we’re all most likely looking for a pick me up, I thought it would be fun to chat about one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry… no, not Lin-Manuel Miranda, although, you can catch me singing Hamilton the Musical probably any and every day of the week—no, we’re here to chat about actress and comedian Amy Schumer (aka my favorite human being on the planet). She launched the book tour for her collection of personal essays yesterday and let’s just say she’s definitely got me booked—I mean, hooked. In the book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (Gallery Books, August 16, 2016), she delves into some very personal…

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The Top 10 August Books to Read as Summer Winds Down

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Somehow it’s already August (where has the summer gone??) and the heat is sweltering, the beach days are in full swing, and we’re already bracing for that first cold bite of fall. While we bask in our last true summer month, we’re devouring as many new books as we can. Luckily, August is filled with some awesome new releases, from New Adult to Fantasy to historical mysteries. Here are the 10 we books can’t wait to get our hands on as the summer winds down around us: Sweet Tomorrows, Debbie Macomber (Ballantine Books, August 2, 2016) Macomber is a romance powerhouse with dozens of titles to her name. Sweet Tomorrows is the fifth book in her Rose Harbor series and this time…

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2016 Book-To-Movie Adaptations that Lived Up to its Literary Counterpart

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You know the saying, “never judge a book by its cover?” Well, I’m going to shake it up a bit and throw this one out to you: how about never judge a book by its movie adaptation. For most people, the book is almost always better than the movie—typically you prefer to read a book before seeing the story in its movie form and that’s usually the case for most movie goers. But, every so often you stumble upon some hidden gems in the entertainment world that don’t totally screw up its literary counterpart. They’re just as good, if not better, than the book it’s based off of. Now, I’m not saying that every single movie on this list knocked it…

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The 25 Beach Bag Books You Should be Reading — WIN a Bag FULL of Books!

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There’s nothing quite like being at the beach. Picture it, you’re lying in the warm sun, listening to the waves crash in front of you as the beautiful breeze keeps you cool; it’s pretty much every person’s dream day. The only thing that can make it even better is having the perfect beach read to really help you kick back and relax. Well, get ready because we’ve got the perfect list for all of those gorgeous summer beach days coming up. Here are 25 of the perfect books (in no particular order) that you definitely NEED to have in your beach bag. WIN 12 of the 25 amazing books below and a BookTrib Tote Bag!  Click the bag to ENTER: The Girls In The Garden…

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Jonesin’ For a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Young & Hungry Edition

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I thought I was over laugh-track sitcoms with predictable storylines and a will-they/won’t-they romance that lasts for season after season. But then I watched FreeForm’s Young & Hungry, the most adorable sitcom ever, and I instantly fell in love. It’s predictable, sure, and the laugh-track plays over almost every scene. But it’s also a fun and bubbly romance about a young chef named Gabi who goes to work in the private home of tech-genius, Josh. The two are attracted to each other right away, which goes south when they sleep together the first day. The two decide to keep working together, and form a solid friendship along with a hilarious cast of sidekicks and friends. It doesn’t take long for the couple to…

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9 Enthralling Audiobooks to Get You Through Spring Cleaning — WIN a FREE Subscription from Audiobooks.com!

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Our friends over at Audiobooks.com have compiled a list of essential audiobooks that are sure to keep you company as you make your way through the daunting task of spring cleaning this April. While we know we all have to do it, it doesn’t have to be boring, right? Take a look at the list, throw some of the titles in your wish list and then enter to win a 3-month subscription from Audiobooks.com! How much easier could it get?! Good luck!                                             We have 3 FREE 3-month subscriptions to giveaway (A $45 Savings!!) — so if you’re planning on some serious…

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From Flipping Tables to Turning Tables: Teresa Giudice’s Memoir Hits Shelves

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I’m a serious fan of The Real Housewives series, especially of the New Jersey installment. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good comeback story? Whether it’s the big hair, gawdy fashion or over the top arguments, the New Jersey housewives know how to make an explosive impact, especially Teresa Giudice. After an 11-month prison sentence as inmate 65703-050 at Danbury Correctional Facility in Connecticut, Giudice is a free woman and author of her first memoir, Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again (Gallery Books, February 9), which was released today. Giudice is not only sharing her experience behind bars (buckle up!), but also what it takes to be a part of the über-popular reality TV…

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5 Books to Get You Hyped for the Return of The X-Files

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The truth is still out there, The X-Files fans! If you’ve been living under a rock since 1993, it’s a show about FBI agents who investigate unexplainable occurrences like supernatural murders, spooky mutant monsters and alien abductions. It’s one of the longest-running science fiction series in TV history, and features two of the most memorable characters in pop culture: Special Agents Fox Mulder, the zany and sarcastic conspiracy theorist, and Dana Scully, the skeptical realist who performs way too many autopsies. While the original series ended in 2002, the show is returning for a six-episode miniseries run on FOX starting January 24, to the alternating delight and anxiety of the sci-fi thriller’s die-hard fans. Either way, series stars Gillian Anderson…

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Smart Reads: Real Life Heroes, Villains and Monsters

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Villains and monsters are so much more frightening in the world of non-fiction. While we can reassure ourselves that the horrors of fiction aren’t real and sleep with the lights on, the comfort in non-fiction lies in the books themselves. By shining a light on the darkest hearts we lessen their hold upon us. At the same time, heroes are burnished in the spotlight’s glow, reminding us that good can ultimately prevail. This week we have five Smart Reads about the heroes, villains and monsters who have walked among us: My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (Random House, October 27, 2015) “Rarely do women have the opportunity to travel as Steinem has done—living a life full of radical…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books that Will Scare You Silly

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Halloween is days away and while other people will be out trick-or-treating or heading to Halloween parties dressed as their favorite character, we’re going to curl up with a hot cup of cocoa and read some seriously spooky books. If you delight in fright as much as we do, these five hot new releases include everything from mystery and suspense to zombies and vampires. What more could you ask for this Halloween?! We’ll Never Be Apart, Emiko Jean (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 6, 2015) “Realistic characters make good use of a Gothic setting that will attract anyone with a taste for the edge.” —Kirkus Reviews Heat Index: In this haunting tale of mistaken identity, Alice suffers the consequences of her twin sister, Cellie’s, actions,…

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Catching stories and fried corn

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Danger approaches 16-year-old Shelly Parker’s doorstep in Black Mountain, North Carolina, so she takes off for Georgia’s Lowcountry in Ann Hite’s The Storycatcher (Gallery Books, September 2013). The Appalachian girl—urged by the spirits who dwell in the shadows and forests surrounding her small mountain community to take precautions to avoid the disaster that is imminent—will see and experience things in the island village of Darien that she never imagined. One thing she is familiar with, from her life as the daughter of a serving woman, is fried corn. At the request of her hostess, she sets to work preparing it in the kitchen of her home-away-from-home, just the way her mother, Nada, taught her. I was curious, when I read this portion…

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