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Books, movies, games, Oscars, Tonys, Broadway...seems to me we need a solid knowledge of books to truly enjoy all the facets of modern media, because so many other forms of media spring from books--great books (Anna Karenina), popular books (Life of Pi), and infamous books (Fifty Shades of Grey). My problem? I just don't really like any of those books! There are books for all tastes, of course, but not all books are for all tastes. What's the "best" book you can't stand?

There are literally hundreds of uber-sexy undead male protagonists in fantasy fiction. Who could forget Anne Rice’s Lestat de Lioncourt and Louis de Pointe du Lac or Eric Northman from Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire saga or Laurell K. Hamilton’s Jean-Claude from her Anita Blake series or Jeaniene Frost’s Bones or Kim Harrison’s Kisten (R.I.P.) or J.R. Ward’s Zsadist… the list goes on and on. When it comes to the kind of edgy, dangerous sex appeal that makes knees weak and hearts race, the male vampires of paranormal fantasy are in a league of their own. Who knew bloodsuckers could be so wildly erotic? Read more...
Okay. I admit it. I’m a reality television fanatic – Big Brother, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, The Pick-Up Artist, even Tool Academy (which arguably has the cheesiest elimination line ever: “I’m sorry. You’re just a tool.”) But the granddaddy of all reality television shows has to be Survivor, which is just beginning its 19th season ­(this time the castaways are on the tropical islands of Samoa). Read more...
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Unabashedly Bookish features new articles every day from the Book Clubs staff, guest authors, and friends on hot topics in the world of books, language, writing, and publishing. From trends in the publishing business to updates on genre fiction fan communities, from fun lessons on grammar to reflections on literature in our personal lives, this blog is the best source for your daily dose of all things bookish.