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BookTrib’s Music Festival Survival Guide: Tips and Books to Get You Ready

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I recently went to the Firefly Music Festival in late June. Just to give you a taste and, I guess, a microcosm of the whole epic experience: it involved me throwing glow sticks into a crowd of 80,000 people and riding a large flamingo pool floatie while Blink-182 played ‘Dammit.’ Summer means it’s music festival season. They can be some of the wildest times of your life and you get to see great performances by incredible artists. What’s not to love? While I don’t have any regrets from the weekend, I feel I could have prepared a little better. Here are some essential tips for having an amazing time at your next music festival along with three books to get you ready:…

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Announcing BookTrib’s Best Books of 2015

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The best books of 2015 immersed us in richly imagined stories about marriages, murders and general mayhem, as well as the grim reality of racism in America, memories of a life infused with music and advice on how to tap into our inner creativity. Condensing the year’s great books into a manageable list was challenging, but here’s a look at some you should read or give as gifts as 2015 draws to a close: Best novel: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (Riverhead) Why it’s a winner: This sharp-edged dissection of a marriage was a finalist for this year’s National Book Award, but surely there was no book published in 2015 that so deftly cut into gritty pieces the complicated…

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