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Hello 2017! Ringing in the New Year with Reading Resolutions

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It’s pretty common knowledge that 2016 sucked. Hard. Like most of you, I have been patiently waiting for this year to finally be over so I can move on to a better and brighter 2017 (fingers crossed). And with that comes some New Year’s resolutions that are guaranteed to make this next year rock. Usually, I make the typical resolutions: more gym time, less TV (yeah, right), and no more chocolate after 10 p.m. (sure). But, obviously, I tend to break them by about – oh – yesterday. This year, I want to do it right, which is why all of my resolutions are about something I genuinely love: books. Not only do I want to read more, but I…

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Zoey Deutch Picked for Film Adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall

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Deadline is reporting that the Lauren Oliver critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel, Before I Fall (Harper Collins, March 2010), has officially nabbed its leading lady for the film adaptation. Zoey Deutch, daughter of actress Lea Thompson, will play Samantha Kingston, “a high school senior who finds that she may be living the last day of her life over and over until she gets it right,” Deadline writes. “If you had only one day left on earth who would you kiss, who would you tell the real truth to, who would you save? Amid that, she must untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.” Deutch, who’s starred in both television and film,…

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