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Women’s History Month: Authors Tweet Support of Women’s March National School Walk Out

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Women’s March is planning a national school walk out on Wednesday, March 14 in solidarity with the students in Parkland, Florida who have organized a National School Walk Out for March 24.  The purpose of both marches is to bring awareness to the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. and to advocate for common sense gun laws that help keep both our children and our schools safe. Another walk out is scheduled for March 24 and is being organized by March For Our Lives, the organization started by Stoneman Douglas survivors. Wednesday’s March, organized by Women’s March youth group EMPOWER, will begin at 10:00 am EST and last 17 minutes— one minute for each of those lives lost at Stoneman Douglas…

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Authors Tweet Support for Women’s Marches Around the World

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It’s safe to say that the women’s march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 21, was a huge success. The peaceful rally drew people from all over the world, with satellite marches popping up in cities across the globe (including Antartica!). The numbers are still rolling in, but some sites are reporting that there was an estimated three times the amount of people at the march than there were at Trump’s Inauguration the day before. Many popular authors attended marches around the country, and they took to Twitter to talk about it: Judy Blume tweeted a photo from the Key West march in Florida:   Stephen King joined a rally in Sarasota:   Elizabeth Gilbert shared some of the signs she saw at the…

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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…

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4 Books to Read After You Binge Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle

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Sometimes I’ll casually watch a show for years, just popping in to catch an episode or two. But other times I’ll become instantly obsessed, binging every episode I can get my hands on in a matter of days. This was my recent experience with the Amazon Original Series Mozart in the Jungle, which I watched in a flurry of laughter, tears and the occasional swoon. For such an awesome show, Mozart in the Jungle has been flying mostly under the radar, at least until it cleaned up at the Golden Globes this year. And why wouldn’t it? Gael Garcia Bernal is awesome as Rodrigo, the young upstart conductor who takes over the New York Symphony from the older, traditional Maestro Thomas (Malcolm McDowell).…

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Do You Agree with These Choices for Favorite Book Boyfriend?

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Sometimes you don’t just love a book; you worship it. And sometimes you don’t just like a character in that book; you want to marry them. Whether they’re broody and intense or sweet and sensitive, there’s just something about this guy or gal that you can’t get enough of. You comb the pages for mentions of their name, linger on your favorite passages, and, uh, imagine that you’re the one making out with them during love scenes. Luckily, there’s a phrase for these kind of obsessive reading-crushes. Book boyfriends (or girlfriends!). These are the characters you would die to meet in real life, the people you can actually imagine yourself falling in love with—if only they didn’t exist solely in…

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If I Stay–the book and movie that consumes you

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Avid readers know that sometimes choosing a book can be a shot in the dark. There’s no guarantee that just because you like a cover or a synopsis the book will live up to what it promises. So often the fantasy of what a book could be is better than the reality of what it is. But then there are those rare books that you start reading at 9 p.m. and finish around dawn—books that consume you, books that you want to burrow inside of and make a nest, books that you think about for days, weeks, years after reading them. If I Stay was one of those books for me. When I first saw the cover and read the…

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