Friday News Bites: #SpringValleyHigh, Meaty Bits + More

Hello, unicorns. This week’s News Bites have more entertainment stories than usual, but some weeks, maybe we need that. First though, let’s get into more serious matters:

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Why ‘Wild’ Will be Terrible, According to YouTube Comments

The trailer for the movie adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild came out last week. Most of the Internet was blandly excited for the film, not so YouTube commenters. According to them, this movie will be awful.

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Friday News Bites: #NotOneMore Campaign, Reading Rainbow Return + More

In a week filled with misogyny and gun-related sadness, about which our own Coco wrote about brilliantly, I’m going to mainly direct your attention to other stories happening around the world this week.

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5 Books with Sara Habein

You may already be familiar with the amazing Sara Habein from her long stint here at Persephone Magazine. She has excellent taste in music, an ear for news, and happens to be an all around gal of many talents. Here, she shares with us her picks for our 5 Books series.  Read More 5 Books with Sara Habein

5 Book Recommendations For Your Reading Pleasure

Every few months or so, someone on my Facebook newsfeed or elsewhere will put out a general call for book recommendations. Other friends will chime in, and the discussion that ensues makes us all end up adding more books to our to-read mental lists. In the spirit of those sorts of posts, from the semi-varied pool of books I’ve read lately, I offer five solid suggestions.

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Five Favorite Books: 2012

This year alone, I’ve read 77 books and so far reviewed 68 of them. More so than in years’ past, I’ve come across work that I want to shove into the hands of every reading adult I know. In Sara-praise, “I want to hug its face off” ranks highest. Here, then, are my most face-huggable books for 2012: Read More Five Favorite Books: 2012