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BOOK NEWS ROUNDUP: Ben Affleck’s Batman 18-Months Out; Minecraft Meets Zombies; and Banned Books Then & Now!

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Yesterday was National Comic Book Day, and although we’re fashionably late to the party (sorry, we got distracted by Fear the Walking Dead and the return of Once Upon A Time last night) there are some awesome things happening in the comic and book world and we just can’t help but talk about them today. Here’s a round-up of just a few of our favorites: World War Z Author takes on Minecraft! Yep, you heard it correctly—the Max Brooks, author of World War Z is going to be writing a whole series of Minecraft novels. Seem like a weird pair? Nah! I have faith in the bestselling author who gave us such gems as The Zombie Survival Guide (it’ll come…

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The 4 Unexpected Books that We’re Reading Again and Again

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I look for two things when I’m picking out a book: a great love story, and a pretty-much-guaranteed happy ending (known to most as HAE). I like true love, hot make out scenes and more sweet moments than soul-wrenching angst. I’ve even been known to read the last page of a book first, just so I know where the story is headed. If it ends in tears and death, I’m probably not reading it. There are exceptions, of course, and books I love that make me sob buckets of tears (The Fault in Our Stars, anyone?) or that challenge me more than the average mass market romance. But for the most part, I see reading as an escapist hobby, one…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Walking Dead Edition

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TV addiction is real! It is a condition I’m plagued with every day of my life. Now that we’ve established I have a compulsion to watch television on a daily basis (raise your hand if you suffer from this, too), it’s no surprise that I go a bit mad when my shows, in this case, The Walking Dead, finishes up for the season. Why do you do this to us, AMC? It’s torture! Hiatuses are such a drag, especially when you’re invested in a post-apocalyptic world where the dead are trying to eat your brains and the people that you love, or just tolerate, are dropping like flies. Have no fear, Books for TV Addicts are here! The break between…

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