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Can’t Put It Down: 3 Books to Keep You Up Past Your Bedtime

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We’ve all been there. The hour is late but the book is SO good. You tell yourself, “I’ll read for a half-hour and then it’s lights-out.” But that half-hour turns into one hour, then two. We might regret it when we’re downing coffee at an alarming rate the following morning but when lost in those riveting pages, we think of nothing but the story. That’s what Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi recommends this week: Books to Keep You Up Past Your Bedtime. Known for its great selection of literary fiction, excellent children’s section, and books on the American South, Square Books plays host to more than 150 author events each year and hosts the popular Thacker Mountain radio show. Here’s…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Mysteries That Left Us Shaking

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We’ve got another installment of the Heat Index this week and we just had to make it a creepy one! You know how when you sit around a campfire there’s just something about the darkness around you that makes everyone want to start telling scary stories? Maybe it’s the Goosebumps lover in me, but I like the thrill of getting scared. So when a few of these mysterious reads crossed the BookTrib desk, we just had to give them a try. Well, we’re here to tell you, we weren’t disappointed! Check out these fabulous thrillers that forced us to keep the lights on a little longer than normal. Long Upon the Land, Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing, August 11) “Combines a superb…

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