Bookstr’s Three-to-Read: Austen, Archaeology, and Assasins

Bookstr’s Three-to-Read: Austen, Archaeology, and Assasins

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Welcome back, book lovers! I am coming at you today from increasingly cozy weather and with plenty of enthusiasm to find that one book (or three) to curl up with this weekend. Let me be clear: it does not under any circumstances need to be even remotely cold for the olden curling-up-with-a-good-book to happen. But isn’t it so much nicer when it is? HOT PICK This one is for my fellow Austenites. Believe it or not, SP Books is releasing limited edition copies of the legitimate, longhand manuscript of Lady Susan, the only complete surviving manuscript of our favorite drawing-room …

Five New Books Hitting The Shelves Today

Five New Books Hitting The Shelves Today

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Even though Independent Bookstore Day has come and gone, that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop celebrating! Here are five new books coming to an indie shop near you today.   1. The Lying Life of Adults image via The Boston Globe   A discussion of Elana Ferrante’s new novel The Lying Life of Adults kicked off this past weekend’s virtual Independent Bookstore Day festivities, and with good reason. Already in the works to be a Netflix Original series, the book’s January release had a whiff of Harry Potter mania in the author’s native Italy, though its debut here in the …

This New Novel Is Set Within the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ World

This New Novel Is Set Within the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ World

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Now, if you’re at all like me, then you already know that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the greatest series to ever grace modern television. This layered, genre-bending series about a cheerleader-turned-heroine helped pave the way for a generation of girls who believed that they, themselves, could fight the monsters under the bed; a generation of girls who knew exactly how powerful they were.        ***Buffy Spoilers*** . . . . . . . . . . . .   Even without the very clear feminist foundation, Buffy had such intense, powerful messages hidden beneath the plot lines of monsters, demons, and vampires. …

Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Awaited ‘The President Is Missing’ Is Here!

Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Awaited ‘The President Is Missing’ Is Here!

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As you may already know, James Patterson has just released a new novel with a co-writer who’s none other than former President of the United States, Bill Clinton.   The novel is entitled The President Is Missing and details the story of President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan, a man who’s life bears an eery resemblance to that of Clinton’s: Both men lost their fathers at a young age and had to fight tooth-and-nails to claw their way to Governor, both men have intelligent and driven wives who studied at law school (Duncan’s wife, however, has sadly passed away), both men have a daughter, and …

Amber Tablyn’s Debut Novel Set to Release This Month!

Amber Tablyn’s Debut Novel Set to Release This Month!

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Popular film and television actor Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Joan of Arcadia) will be releasing her debut novel this month.     Image Via HarperCollins Publishers   The book is entitled Any Man and details the story of one woman, Maude, as she hunts down men in bars, online, and even from within the comfort of their own homes and sexually assaults them in the most horrific of ways. The entire story takes place through the perspectives of the victims as they struggle against a justice system that doesn’t believe them, friends and family who shame and alienate them, …