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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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6 Fictional Bad Girls We (Secretly) Wish Were Our Best Friends

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Everybody loves a bad girl. You know the type I’m talking about: she’s always trying to steal the main guy, bitch-slapping every girl she comes across and shooting out one-liners like nobody’s business. She’s definitely not the nicest girl in the room, but she’s probably the most interesting. There’s just something about these girls that makes us want to hate them, but instead we end up wishing we were best friends To celebrate those ladies we all love to hate, here are the top five bad girls on TV – and one from a book too! Rachel Gatina, One Tree Hill From the start, we all knew Rachel (Danneel Harris Ackles) was trouble. She and Brooke (Sophia Bush) hit it…

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Jonesin’ for a fix– Orange is the New Black edition

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Humor, redemption, heartbreak; three of many things Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black has. If you’re anything like me you probably already binge watched the second season of the Netflix original series. Man, they really made out like a bandit with this one. And by binge watch, I mean like, legit sat down from 7 p.m. on its release date and mowed straight through (with minimal bathroom and food breaks) until 9 a.m. the next morning. No? Just me? Doubtful! This show has got everybody talking; the series follows Piper Chapman, a woman in her 30s who, because of a decade-old crime committed while transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend, has to serve 15 months in prison. Add…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — EMMY edition

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Fans of Jonesin’ know that we here at the BookTrib Nerd Squad love our TV shows and the books that inspire them. Like you, we often commiserate that our favorite shows and actors don’t get the credit they deserve. So for this edition of Jonesin’, we’re taking matters into our own hands and choosing the actor or TV show that we feel is most deserving of praise and the golden statue. You can find predictions elsewhere—here’s what we love. Word Nerd says – In some categories it’s just too hard to choose favorites. The Daily Show or The Colbert Report? I love them both and always hope for some impromptu misbehavior from them and their co-nominees during the Emmys. Or,…

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Hemlock Grove: Netflix’s gothic horrorfest returns for a second season

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While it might not get the accolades of House of Cards or the attention of Orange is the New Black, Netflix features another original series, one that takes a werewolf-sized bite out of its viewers’ appetite for horror. Call it a macabre mix of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and An American Werewolf in London—it’s Hemlock Grove, and it returns for a second season on July 11. And while the series may not have the media coverage of Netflix’s other offerings, its renewal is bloody good news for its cadre of devoted fans. The series is based on the 2012 horror/thriller novel from author Brian McGreevy. Set in the creepy, fictional town of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, the story centers around Peter…

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Live Interview: Orange is the New Black author Piper Kerman talks new Netflix series and life after prison.

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When Piper Kerman was sentenced to do time in Prison, she had a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, she barely resembled the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before.   NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES and #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior…

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