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Women Rock! 6 Fictional Heroines Who Look Like Real 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 17th, 2015 about fictional heroines that actually look like real women.    Fictional Heroines Who Look Like Real Women There is often an assumption while reading that the main characters are going to be thin. Unless otherwise stated, the reader is expected to picture a woman with slim…

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A Royal Wedding in 2018: Prince Harry and Actress Meghan Markle Engaged!

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The British royals will have another reason to celebrate in 2018! In addition to the new baby Prince William and his wife, Kate, will be expecting in April, Prince Harry will be tying the knot with his girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle. The engagement was announced today as Harry and Meghan stood for their first official press photos as an engaged couple.  The pair were engaged earlier this month.  While both were tight-lipped about the details of Harry’s proposal, both admitted that is was “romantic.”  Harry also said that he knew Markle was “the one” from the first time he met her.  The engagement ring also made an appearance and is said to contain a diamond from Botswana— a place…

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5 Books ABC’s American Housewife is Definitely Reading on Her Couch!

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Fall TV is here and life just makes sense again. I can’t wait to dive into some new shows, especially as so many of them look both adorable and hilarious. Perhaps none look quite as adorable or hilarious as American Housewife on ABC, starring Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, an ultra-curvy outcast housewife who finds it impossible to fit in with the other suburban moms. Who are all size 2. And who only drink kale smoothies. Check out the charming trailer and just try not to fall in love: Mixon stole all our hearts when she played April on the insanely funny Eastbound & Down, so I can’t wait to watch her tackle this new role. I can already tell…

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Betsy-Tacy: The most beloved book series you never heard of

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“[As] far as I can tell, a young adult novel is a regular novel that people actually read.” – Stephen Colbert to author John Green on The Colbert Report, June 23, 2014 Ask Meg Cabot, Judy Blume or Anna Quindlen which authors inspired them and one of the answers might surprise you:  Maud Hart Lovelace. Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace may just be the best book series you have never heard of. This series of 13 books spans children’s and young adult literature as the author relates her own, somewhat idyllic, life in the early 20th century, set in fictional Deep Valley, Minnesota. The books chronicle the instant lifelong friendship of three friends, Betsy, Tacy and Tib, from the moment Betsy…

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