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Women’s History Month: 10 Bad-Ass Sci-Fi Women

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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 feature this piece from June 23rd, 2014 about 10 of the best, most bad-ass women from sci-fi. Who is the most badass of them all? The BookTrib Nerd Squad recently took a break from making the universe safer for nerdkind to reply to an article by Kieran Shea at the Huffington Post where he curated a…

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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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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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The Top 10 November Books To Snuggle Up with on a Cold Night

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November always feels like a month of anticipation: anticipation for that first snow, for the holiday season to officially arrive and for that pumpkin pie to finally be done baking. This is the month where we want to cuddle up in a cozy sweater with a warm cup of hot chocolate and our favorite new books. But while we have to wait for winter and snow and roast turkey, we don’t have to wait for some awesome books to devour. November is filled with great new releases, from young adult novels to sexy vampires to romances that are bound to heat you up on a cold day. Here are the top 10 November books that we can’t wait to dive…

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Sci-fi Shows and Books that Should be on Your Binge List

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As a huge sci-fi fan, I’m always on the look out for a new mind-bending TV show to dive into (especially if it’s inspired by an awesome book!). But every once in a while a sci-fi show flies right under my radar. Maybe that’s because the bigger networks rarely tackle a huge science fiction drama, or maybe it’s just because sci-fi has always been slightly regulated to cult status rather than a part of the mainstream. Regardless, sometimes I need to educate myself on the best hidden science fiction shows out there. If they’re based on my favorite books, all the better. Here’s a list of sci-fi shows you probably aren’t watching, but most definitely should be –- plus, a…

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Occupy Your Spring Break with These YA Reads!

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Empty out your backpack filled with algebra and chemistry books, because you won’t be needing them on your spring break! Not sure what will occupy your time, though, while visiting relatives in Florida? We’ve got a few suggestions! Load up that empty backup with these Young Adult books you won’t be able to put down. We promise you won’t be disappointed with these page-turners, so grab your sun tan lotion, put in your head phones and enjoy the warm breeze of the ocean air as you dive into these stories of young adults we definitely wish we could spend a few days with IRL. Glass Sword (Red Queen), Victoria Aveyard (Harper Teen, February 2016) Victoria Aveyard has not only done it again, but…

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5 Survival Tips to Get You Through Thanksgiving with Your Nosy Relatives

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means turkey, football and relatives who are w-a-y too nosy. Don’t get me wrong, family time is wonderful. We get to talk to cousins we haven’t seen in a year, see how big our nieces and nephews have grown and laugh about how silly we were when we were kids. But then there’s the times that you show up solo to dinner and the questions start. You know the ones I’m talking about: “Still no special someone?” asks your uncle. “Why aren’t you married yet? You’re so attractive,” suggests the aunt who has no filter. “Are you sure you’re not gay? Not that there’s anything wrong with that,” inquires Mom. And then there’s the grandparents…

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Shelfie Picks, live from BookExpo America 2015!

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What’s the hottest thing in print? We’ve got the inside scoop! On Thursday, our very own media maven Mea Stewart (aka The Bookish Diva) and I attended BookExpo America 2015 in New York’s immense Javits Center. Imagine all the movers and shakers in the book galaxy convening in one enormous space to bring book lovers the most exciting books and authors for 2015. We couldn’t let the opportunity pass without getting Shelfie Picks from people in the know, in this case Associate Publicist Patrick Scafidi of Workman Publishing and Supervising Librarian Sue Woody of the Des Moines Public Library. Here are the books that most excited them at BEA. Didn’t have chance to write them down? Here are the books…

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There is more to Cinderella than Disney’s blue gowns

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Glass slippers, sparkly dresses, a pumpkin turned into a carriage—who doesn’t love the story of Cinderella? Luckily for all of us, Disney’s live action version of the classic tale is coming to theaters this Friday. And, based on the trailer, it seems to capture all the magical moments of the 1950’s cartoon: While Disney’s version is the most recognizable (think mice and blue gowns), there have been countless retellings of the famous tale. To prepare you for the newest film, here are four classic Cinderella adaptations you don’t want to miss: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997) As a child of the ‘90s, I remember watching this 1997 live Brandy remake of the beloved 1965 television movie musical when it first…

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If Jupiter Ascending crashes and burns; 3 books to console yourself

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I’ve been drooling over the Jupiter Ascending trailer for almost a year now. And here’s why: A hot, alien Channing Tatum? Mila Kunis kicking some serious sci-fi ass? Produced and directed by the Wachowski siblings (also responsible for a little movie called The Matrix)? Seriously, what’s not to like here? Ascending was originally supposed to come out in July—we even paid a little tribute to it with our Five Powerhouse Heroines article. But due to marketing and additional special effects, the release date was delayed until winter. Now the film is finally, finally in theaters February 6, and, trust me—I will be the first in line. Just in case the movie doesn’t quite live up to its potential, I’m stocking…

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