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Did You Love Agent Carter? Try These 4 Books to Get Over the Cancellation

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There’s nothing worse than when your favorite TV show gets canceled. You spend years invested in the characters and love stories, waiting for that happy ending you know is coming. But when the network decides to cancel the show prematurely, you’re left to wonder and speculate as you pray for that rare 10-years-from-now-wrap-up-movie (here’s looking at you, Veronica Mars). It’s especially heartbreaking when it seems like another network might save it from cancelation, only to have your hopes dashed at the last minute. I recently had this experience with Agent Carter, which ABC canceled after just two seasons (sob, sob, sob). For a while it looked like Netflix might pick up the female-driven show, but as of August 2, they’ve…

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J.R. Ward is the Queen of Sexy Vampires

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The year was 2005, and I was just discovering that you could order books from Amazon and they would show up on your doorstop in a few days. (It was a simpler time.) Thanks to a part-time job, I was flush with cash and ready to spend it all on paperbacks. I even knew what I was after: something with romance, a happy ending and plenty of vampires. In the fall of 2005, vampires were everywhere. Twilight had been just released and bookshelves were crowded with sexy bloodsuckers. And while I enjoyed the chaste tale of true love, I was looking for something a little more, well, PG-13. Or R. Or, let’s face it, even NC-17. That’s when I discovered…

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The Top 10 July Books We’re Bringing to the Beach

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There’s nothing like laying out beside a pool on a 90 degree day and enjoying a good book. Or maybe blasting the air conditioner and lounging on the couch is more your summer scene. Either way, we’re officially in the heart of summer, and that means barbecues and boat rides, long vacations where you get more burned than tanned, and a few good books to lazily read by the beach. July is one of the best months to discover new books, as publishers work to put out their best summer beach reads — and we’re more than happy to help you pick through all their offerings. Here are the top 10 new releases you should definitely be bringing to the beach this…

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Books! The Perfect Gift for the Most Difficult People on Your List

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You want to pretend that you’ve been hunting for the perfect holiday present for months, but we both know the truth—you have no idea what to get at least half of the people on your list. Don’t despair—you have lots of company! This is why we have all kinds of suggestions for book lovers including Christmas-y fiction, books that would make great movies for Hanukkah (but are also awesome reads), books that can change the world, and the best books of 2015. But some of the people on your list are REALLY hard to shop for. Finding the key to world peace would be simpler. No worries! Get ready to make your list. We’ve got what you need; books are…

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