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Ripped from the Headlines: New Releases that Blend Politics, Pop Culture, and Current Events

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Headline news changes as fast as it can, with each new viral video, political scandal or celebrity moment that’s caught on tape. But there are some headlines that stay with you, and over the past year we’ve definitely had a few we won’t be forgetting any time soon: from the beginnings of the Russia investigation, to The New Yorker‘s expose on Harvey Weinstein. While no one can predict the pace at which headline, breaking news is no longer worthy of being a headline, some events line up too perfectly for us not to comment on. Here we have a list of books on topics that have been dominating the news lately, whether they’re pop-culture, politics, or current events. War on Peace: The End…

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‘Walking Dead Cookbook’: How Zombies Bring Thanksgiving Leftovers Back to Life

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Warning: spoilers (and slightly graphic content) ahead! The Walking Dead is knee-deep in its 8th season, with Rick and the gang finally making some headway in fighting back against Negan. This season is delivering so far, with an all-out war and more creepy zombies than ever. But what we’re really interested in right now is the food. Just how do these survivors manage to run for their lives while still eating quality meals that give them enough energy to fight the undead? Luckily, The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide came out on October 10th, ready to answer all of our burning apocalyptic food questions. When you think about it, The Walking Dead is really all about food, whether…

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The Walking Dead and 4 Post-Apocalyptic Worlds to Cheer You Up… Not!

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There’s something very intriguing about imagining the world ending. Not that we actually want it to happen, of course, but there’s a reason we’re all drawn to shows like The Walking Dead, or books like Cormac McCarthy’s, The Road: they play out our worst fears in post-apocalyptic worlds, showing us what could potentially happen to humanity once everything falls apart. And it’s rarely pretty. Here at BookTrib, we’re drawn to those post-apocalyptic worlds and stories just like everyone else. Which is why we can’t wait to dive into M.R. Carey’s The Boy on the Bridge, a prequel to the bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts, which was made into a movie last year (prompting us to plan for a zombie apocalypse!).…

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The Best ‘The Walking Dead’ Makeup Tutorial for Your Zombie-Inspired Halloween Look!

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Last night, we saw the return of The Walking Dead on AMC and it was INTENSE. Not one but TWO of our beloved characters were “Lucilled” and *SPOILER ALERT* it’s Negan’s world now! After watching such a heavy and mind-bending premiere, take some time to regroup and watch our video of the talented Jacquelyn Belade creating a zombie-inspired makeup tutorial for everyone hoping to scare the creepers out of your friends this Halloween! The best part is that anyone on a budget can make this look work, by simply following the steps in the video! Happy Halloween!

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Halloween in July: A Spooky Reading List for Summer Thrills and Chills

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There’s a chill in the air… wait, no there isn’t. It’s the dog days of summer, but there’s more than one way to get a chilly thrill on the sweatiest of days! Instead of getting all hot and bothered reading summer romances or getting all sticky and sandy forcing yourself to read on the beach, cuddle up in the darkest corner of your abode and prepare to get freaked out. There’s a spooky book for every taste and occasion, and we’ve got the goods on what you should be reading to give yourself the nighttime shivers. If you’re into scary, but like not really scary: Fellside, M.R. Carey (Orbit, April 5, 2016) From the author of the much-loved The Girl…

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Wedded Bliss: The Best Book and TV Marriages that Prove Love Always Wins

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We’re in full swing of the biggest month of the year for weddings: June! And when you think of weddings, you almost always think of love, romance and happily ever afters. As a long time romance reader, I’m used to books that have a happy ending. But here’s the thing: we rarely see what comes next. Usually our couple kisses or gets married and then rides off into the sunset. The drama is over, and we’re left to imagine what the rest of their lives look like. Sometimes it’s nice to imagine that idyllic life, trusting that a couple’s future will be free from angst or hardship. But it’s also not very realistic. Because in reality, marriage isn’t an ending, it’s…

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From Comic Book to Small Screen: Is AMC’s Preacher the Next The Walking Dead?

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Blood, gore, conspiracy, apocalypse, and…God’s missing? In case you haven’t been on the internet in the past few months, AMC’s summer headliner Preacher premieres on Sunday, May 22 at 10 p.m. EST. The show will be based on the beloved comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. It ran from 1995-2000 and is credited for reinvigorating the comic book genre when sales were at an all-time low. (All issues are now available in trades as graphic novels.) Preacher stars Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’s Dominic Cooper playing the disillusioned minister Jesse Custer with Ruth Negga as his ex-girlfriend turned hit woman, Tulip O’Hare. Comic book fans fondly remember the series for its excessive violence and profanity while also being a hilariously smart…

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AMC’s The Walking Dead: Who Should Make it Out Alive?

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Warning – Major Spoilers for Season 6 of The Walking Dead Watching The Walking Dead is always a stressful experience. Most of the time I peek at the screen through clenched fingers, flinching every time a zombie jumps out and attacks our heroes (spoiler alert: it happens a lot). But my fear is justified: no one is safe on this show, not even those characters we’ve grown to love for six seasons. This season is especially stressful, as big bad Negan is finally about to make an appearance. Fans of the comic books know just how terrifying Negan, leader of The Saviors, will be and that he kills a major, beloved character right off the bat (pun intended). The show has never…

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Fear the Walking Dead Prep: Snacks to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

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Hungry people in zombie shows have been doing it all wrong. I’m often shaking my fist at these fictional characters and yelling at the TV, wondering why Carl from The Walking Dead is so excited about acquiring a stinking can of chocolate pudding. He probably almost had his arm chewed off just to get it, not to mention that those food runs they’re constantly making are dangerous and produce nothing but boring processed foods. They probably should have just been making jerky all along. I’m not sure how they spent their time pre-zombie apocalypse, but if they were smart, they could get ahead of the game by churning out sweet and salty, perfectly-preserved meats. Now that AMC’s spin-off, Fear the…

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Watch These Three Shows Before Fear the Walking Dead Premieres

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I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the apocalypse. I’m both fascinated and horrified by the idea of some cataclysmic event, which will undoubtedly launch us into a crazy dystopian world where everyone wears leather and teens battle each other to the death in improbable arenas. Ahem. From a storytelling standpoint, the apocalypse is a treasure-trove of redemption tales, horrifying choices and messed-up love affairs. This is probably why I gravitate toward stories like this, and why I can not wait for the new The Walking Dead spin-off on AMC, Fear The Walking Dead, which premieres August 23. If you haven’t heard of it, check out the trailer. Where The Walking Dead started in the middle of the zombie apocalypse,…

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Dearly Departed: Boys Who Need to Bounce

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I’m a big fan of romance. My motto is: the more kissing, the better. And for the most part, I’m willing to give characters the benefit of the doubt. For example, her old flame just showed up and he’s wreaking havoc in her life? No problem. Her new co-worker keeps giving her the eye? Let’s see what happens. But every once in a while I run into a couple that just doesn’t work. Their love is too needy, too filled with lies and cheating, or just plain boring. So, armed with a vivid imagination and the power of the Internet, I’ve decided to “fix” these broken couples, even though it may result in a “ship” war. Here are two relationships I…

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3 brainy zombie stories for undead lovers

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Full disclosure: I love zombie stories. From The Walking Dead to World War Z, the more brain eaters, the better. But even I’ve been getting a little burnt out on the zombie craze lately. The stories are all shockingly similar: humanity is in peril, zombies are a metaphor for just about everything, and while one solo zombie might not be too bad, watch out for the hoards. So whenever a new type of undead story comes around, I jump at the chance to, well…consume it. That’s why I’m so excited about the new movie, Maggie, opening this Friday. Starring Abigail Breslin as Maggie, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as her loving father, this film promises to flip all zombie conventions on their…

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It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fashionable

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Fashion probably isn’t the first word you think of when you hear “post-apocalyptic.” Most films and television portray life after Armageddon with ripped T-shirts, lots of dusty leather and functional boots. But it took watching Snowpiercer , a new film by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, to remind me that apocalypse movies can still be stylish and visually arresting – even when that style is used to show the disparities in class and status in a dystopian world. Snowpiercer depicts a future where all of society has been reduced to a globe-traveling train, while the world outside is trapped in an ice age. The “haves” live in the front, with hairdressers and schools, and the “have-nots” are regulated to the…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Walking Dead Edition

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TV addiction is real! It is a condition I’m plagued with every day of my life. Now that we’ve established I have a compulsion to watch television on a daily basis (raise your hand if you suffer from this, too), it’s no surprise that I go a bit mad when my shows, in this case, The Walking Dead, finishes up for the season. Why do you do this to us, AMC? It’s torture! Hiatuses are such a drag, especially when you’re invested in a post-apocalyptic world where the dead are trying to eat your brains and the people that you love, or just tolerate, are dropping like flies. Have no fear, Books for TV Addicts are here! The break between…

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