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Jonesin’ For a Fix: Books for TV Addicts Who Love Grimm

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Are you a devoted Grimm viewer? Because you should be. The NBC show is a blend of fairy tales, horror and detective procedural; it’s like if Once Upon a Time and Supernatural had a baby who liked to solve crimes. And if that’s not a selling point, I’m not sure what is. Grimm is about a detective named Nick who discovers that he’s actually a Grimm, or a guardian who’s destined to protect humans from the Wesen (the German word for creature or thing). He starts to navigate the world of the paranormal, battling villains from our childhood stories and befriending others. It’s dark, creepy, romantic and everything you could want in a show about the darker side of fairy tales. Just…

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Summer Reading: Books for Firefly Evenings

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that fireflies are one of the best things about summer. They’re the beautiful glowy harbingers of lazy evenings that you stay outside to watch, even if the mosquitoes are getting at your ankles.    So, as summer dwindles down, let’s take a moment to appreciate one of nature’s most hypnotizing and lovely creatures! Well, actually, we’ll need more than a few moments, because we’ve picked out the perfect firefly-themed books for you to read during summer evenings before the season ends. Firefly Summer, Nan Rossiter (Kensington, July 26, 2016) This moving novel of love and loss is a really contemplative read that’s perfect for peaceful summer evenings. It tells the story of the four…

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