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When Bad Girls… Well, Stay Bad: The Wicked Women in Books We Just Love to Hate

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity. Today, we’re featuring this piece from November 15, 2016 about bad and bad-ass women in fiction that we all just love to hate.  These days there are tons of awesome female characters on TV. Young, old, smart, naïve, good and evil. And while it’s always fun to root for the good characters (they save the day and…

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Jane the Virgin’s Book ‘Snow Falling’ is Coming to a Bookshelf Near You

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Fans of Jane the Virgin, rejoice! Those of us who have been watching Jane the Virgin (and if you’re not, you really should be), we’ve loved Jane (played to perfection by Gina Rodriguez, who won a Golden Globe for the role in 2015)  from the first episode. Smart, funny, and beautiful, we’ve loved watching the twists and turns, the birth of her son Mateo, and her relationships with her family and friends. But the one thing that Jane Villanueva has wanted to be, more than anything in the world, is a published author. Last season, Jane got her wish – she received a publishing offer for her book Snow Falling, the fictionalized version of her relationships, especially with Michael. While we were all excited…

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When Bad is Good: Wicked Women in Books We Just Love to Hate

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These days there are tons of awesome female characters on TV. Young, old, smart, naïve, good and evil. And while it’s always fun to root for the good characters (they save the day and they give us happy endings), let’s face it: sometimes the villains are WAY more interesting. Which is why certain wicked women make it impossible to tear our eyes away from the screen. These characters are complicated, cruel and they almost never make the right choices in life. Sure, they usually get what they deserve in the end, but it’s certainly a wild ride along the way! Here are our top five favorite wicked women on TV — and one from a book! — who make being evil look…

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Jonesin’ For a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Jane the Virgin Edition

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When I first heard the premise to The CW’s Jane the Virgin, I rolled my eyes and mentally wrote it off. A virgin gets accidentally knocked up? Count me out. I’m a romance novel (and TV) junkie, and I’ve read/watched enough ‘surprise pregnancy’ tropes to know that it’s not my cup of tea. But then I saw the cute trailer… And I decided to at least give the show a try. Two seasons later, I am 100 percent, officially hooked. Yes, there is an accidental pregnancy. But Jane the Virgin is also hilarious, quick, romantic-as-hell and just plain awesome. It’s like nothing I’ve ever watched before, blending traditional romance with over-the-top telenovela-style drama. But the show is highly aware of the campiness,…

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Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez to share Dad’s advice for a new generation

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Talk about the ultimate Father’s Day gift! News broke this Tuesday that Gina Rodriguez, star of the CW’s breakout comedy Jane the Virgin will publish a book in 2016 titled, I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me. Word of this sweet book deal from Simon & Schuster came just in time for Father’s Day, and will include lessons she’s learned from her dad, Genaro Rodriguez.   I couldn’t be more excited to share that I will be publishing my book, I Can and I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me w/@simonbooks! #icanandiwill — Gina (@HereIsGina) June 16, 2015   The 31-year-old actress, who is being hailed as the entertainment world’s “next big thing” by The Hollywood Reporter…

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