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Christine Gritmon

8 Pop Culture Romance Novels We Wish Were Real

This Valentine’s Day, millions will cuddle up with their cats and a box of Dove bars and sink into a juicy romance novel. Wouldn’t it be far more interesting if romance novels contained the complexity, suspense and intrigue of our favorite TV shows and movies? Below, our noblest attempts at visual fan fiction. If these pop culture novels were real, they'd go straight to our Kindles so no one could see us reading them in public. 

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ABC

The Library of the Future Is Here, But Missing One Crucial Element

Getting books from the library is about to get a whole lot e-sier.

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The Top 5 Most Anticipated Book-to-Movie Adaptions for 2013

2013 is gearing up to have some great movie releases, some of which include the usual book-to-movie adaptions. Yet with allgreat new book to movie adaptions coming out, it can be difficult to figure out which one to spend $10 at the theater on, especially if you are not sure if it will wind up being a hit like 'Lord of the Rings' or a dude like 'Eragon.' Of course we're looking forw

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NBC / FX

James Cromwell Books Next TV Gig on NBC’s ‘Do No Harm’

For months now we've seen veteran actor James Cromwell pop up in the most unusual of places, first taking a regular, bald and goateed role as sinister Nazi Dr. Arden of 'American Horror Story: Asylum,' and even unexpectedly popping up on the third season of 'Boardwalk Empire' as historical figure Andrew Mellon. Now, Cromwell will next take his talents to network TV for NBC's Jekyll/Hyde drama 'Do No Harm,' but how lengthy a stay will it be this time?

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photo from facebook

‘The Divinity Of Dogs’ Book Features Maine Stories

Jennifer Skiff a Hebron Academy alumna is an author and her latest book is called 'The Divinity Of Dogs.' The book, released this fall by Simon & Schuster, tells true stories of love, miracles and personal transformation involving dogs. Skiff received hundreds of responses from people with funny, sad and touching canine tales to tell. 71 stories made it into her book and 14 of them are from Maine.

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Quillandquire.com

Used Bookstore Introduces Book Vending Machine

What bibliophile hasn't dreamed of just putting money into a vending machine and out comes a book that you can read to your heart's content? Sounds great, but not very likely, right? Well, that's where you're wrong. The Monkey's Paw, a used bookstore in Toronto, Canada has created such a machine.

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Cat in the Hat

Please Read To Your Children…

Each night I have Anderson is special to me. Like every night, we eat dinner and have enough play time to have fun either playing Wii, boardgames, baking...there is always something fun to do.

But the most important thing parents seem to overlook. Not in my house.

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Harlequin, Leisure Books

The Cheesiest Romance Novel Covers of All Time

Today's reading experience is nothing like the literal "page-turners" of yesteryear. But even with the e-Book, the Kindle and the iPad at our fingertips, we can still spot a wacky romance novel cover from a mile off.

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Scholastic, Getty Images
Scholastic, Getty Images

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Finds a Writer in Emmy Winner Danny Strong

 

They've barely begun filming 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and we're already reporting 'Mockingjay' news! It looks like the two-part finale in the trilogy might be getting a little pedigree boost from Emmy-winning writer Danny Strong, who scripted the upcoming HBO flick 'Game Change.'

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The Forgotten American Presidents

With the Presidential election coming in November the timing of the release of a new book called ‘Don’t Know Much About American Presidents’ is perfect. Most people know the first and sixteenth Presidents, Washington and Lincoln, and more recent Presidents, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Obama, but there are a lot of Presidents that have been forgotten. Some don’t get as many mentions in history books as others but some are truly forgettable.

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