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Book Trailer Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Today’s book trailer might be the scariest one I’ve ever seen — and that’s no surprise, considering that it’s for Broken Monsters, the new book by Lauren Beukes, author of time-traveling serial-killer thriller The Shining Girls. The trailer opens with a series of fleeting images: a sleeping parent and child, a battered old car idling on a street at night,…

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5 Ways to De-stink Your Musty Used Books

So you like to save money, support local businesses, and be eco-friendly by buying used books from thrift stores and garage sales? Awesome! (Find out more great ways to get books free and cheap.) But now you’ve got mildewy, smoke-stanky, or water-damaged books? Definitely NOT awesome! Don’t worry, you have a few options to try before giving up on your…

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Book Trailer Review: A Hero’s Curse

It’s time for another Book Trailer Review, where we judge a book based on its trailer, not its cover. Today we’re looking at A Hero’s Curse by P.S. Broaddus. (Don’t know what a book trailer is? Check out our book trailer guide.) The story: a drought has consumed the Kingdom of Mar for nearly a decade. Essie, a teenaged blind…

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