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Harwood-Jones’ Journey Filled With LGBTQ Life Lessons

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Happy Pride Month! June was chosen as Pride Month to celebrate and commemorate the Stonewall riots in 1969, when the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, and sparked what turned into days of clashes and riots between the police, and members of the LGBTQAI community. The riots are largely considered to have been the defining moment that brought the fight for gay rights into the modern era. Pride parades, first started in 1970, the year after the riots, now take place across the world. Because at BookTrib we’re all about books and literature, we have one of our favorite interviews to share with you this month! Markus Harwood-Jones is coming out with two companion books this August: Romeo for…

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The Two Funniest, Quirkiest Humor Books Coming This Fall!

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In the midst of the latest crime novels, the new rom-com books, and the just-released dramas, it can be easy to miss the small, hardback, humor books at the bookstore. Because we don’t want you to miss out, here are two of the newest, funniest, quirkiest humor books coming this fall! If My Dogs Were A Pair of Middle-Aged Men,  The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman This is a satirical comic, depicting the classic and universal behaviors of man’s best friend, but re-imagined as if your dogs were a pair of middle-aged looking men. Shedding a whole new light on the behavior of dogs, this comic comes from author Matthew Inman, best known for creating The Oatmeal, a web comic and humor website,…

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Shakespeare Comes Alive Again in Lady Macbeth

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From Romeo and Juliet to Hamlet, there’s a reason Shakespeare has stayed popular for hundreds of years. His work isn’t just masterful storytelling, it’s also the groundwork for so many of the classic narratives we’ve come to know and love. At this point, adaptations of Shakespeare’s work could be a genre all of their own. It’s especially interesting when we see his iconic characters pop up in settings that are far different from the fair Verona or the Venice of his time. Take TNT’s newest series, Will. And such is the case with Lady Macbeth, a dark and thought-provoking new film being released in the US on July 14. Like a lot of Shakespeare adaptations, this one is more interpretive than…

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BOOK NEWS ROUNDUP: Shakespeare’s New Co-author; ‘Divergent’ Author Plans Big Tour; Dress Your Kid Like a Roald Dahl Story

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Welcome to another edition of BookTrib’s Book News Roundup, where we collect the most exciting book news for the week and deliver it right to you. This week was all about old classics getting new spins, and favorite authors stepping back into the spotlight: Shakespeare Gets Co-author After extensive research, a team of 23 academics has concluded that Christopher Marlowe was Shakespeare’s co-author on Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three. It has long been rumored that Shakespeare collaborated with Marlowe, but this is the first time a co-authorship has been confirmed. Marlowe’s name will officially be added to the title pages of the Henry VI plays in the New Oxford Shakespeare. There’s a long-standing belief that Shakespeare and Marlowe…

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