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Friendship is Tested in Hendrix’s ‘My Best Friend’s Exorcism’

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Grady Hendrix always leaves us wanting more with his compelling take on the horror genre, but he really outdoes himself with his novel, My Best Friend’s Exorcism. This is one you won’t be able to put down, even when you’re on the edge of your seat in fear or wishing you weren’t crying from its dramatic flair! Abby and Gretchen have been friends ever since fourth grade in the early 80s, when nobody showed up for Abby’s birthday party. She wasn’t sure what it was – from the quiet way she held herself, to the lost look in her eyes, to the children’s bible she gave her for her present – but there was something different about Gretchen, and it…

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Grady Hendrix on ‘Paperbacks from Hell’ and Why Horror Is a Women’s Genre

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Grady Hendrix, author of Horrorstör and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, is a die-hard horror fan. He writes, reads, and researches the genre and is an expert on its history. His new book, Paperbacks from Hell—about the paperback horror boom in the ’70s and ’80s—is a blood-splattered love letter to horror. It’s a tome to be found on the coffee table in any horror fan’s home, brimming with hundreds of full-color cover illustrations from books that influenced both the publishing and film industries. Just in time for Halloween, we talked to Hendrix about the state of horror today, Stephen King brainwashing, and why horror is a women’s genre. Bookish: You clearly have a place in…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

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Why do certain moments influence us so strongly? In this Just the Right Book podcast episode, Roxanne Coady sits down with Dan Heath, who works closely with Chip Heath, his brother. They discuss their latest novel, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact. Dan explains how the novel talks on subjects of those moments that bring special meaning to our lives and the importance of creating more special times like this. The Heath brothers worked on this latest collaboration to talk about the many aspects of our lives where The Power of Moments apply, from business and marriage, to education, healthcare, and hospitality. Dan shares a few of the stories from the book including one of his favorites about a Los Angeles hotel called…

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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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Books that made me lose sleep. WIN: Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

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I may have outgrown candy corn and those weird caramel apple chews that seem to only exist in October, but I hope I’ll never lose my taste for books that keep me up till midnight, tossing, turning, and worrying about what, exactly, lurks under my bed. In fourth grade, my whole class was terrified—haunted, even—by Mary Downing Hahn’s Wait Till Helen Comes. Sure, there was an aspect of performance involved (culminating with a fake swoon from Anna W that I still envy) as we read and re-read the story of a step-family’s fragile happiness threatened by a centuries-old drowned ghost. But there was genuine, satisfying unease along with our posturing: the ghost in question is fueled by loneliness, making Helen…

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