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The Dumbest Things We Did In The ’90s

You miss the ’90s, we miss the ’90s, everybody misses the ’90s. It was a happier time of economic prosperity, a predictable climate, peace abroad (well, aside from a couple genocides) and a watchable — nay, enjoyable – M. Night Shyamalan film.

But not everything from the ’90s is worth missing. Here are the worst excesses of our best decade, from Marty Beckerman, author of the new book ’90s IslandRead more on TruTV…

Check Out These Gender-Swapped Book Covers

A few days ago, author Maureen Johnson tweeted, “I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, ‘Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it. – signed, A Guy,’” and the Coverflip challenge was born. Johnson asked her followers to “take a well-known book, then to imagine the author of that book was of the opposite gender, or was genderqueer, and imagine what that cover might look like.” Some of the resulting cover makeovers are funny (like the above reimagining of Shutter Island as a beachy “novel of self-discovery”), some are pretty ridiculous, but they all say a hell of a lot about how books are very clearly gendered, and how publishers market male and female authors in drastically different ways. Want proof? Click on the gallery to check out a few more crazy Coverflips… [Huffington Post]

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“True Blood”‘s Charlaine Harris Has Fans Threatening Her Over The Ending To Her Sookie Stackhouse Novels

Charlaine Harris, writer of The Southern Vampire Mysteries novel series and the source material for HBO’s True Blood, is ready to end her story. Unfortunately, some fans aren’t and they’re taking their displeasure to a dangerous place.

Harris is debuting her thirteenth novel in the Sookie Sackhouse series, “Dead Ever After,” very soon. And it’s meant to be her last. Though there are a few fans who wish it would keep going forver.

“I’m very fortunate that people are so invested in the series,” Harris told the Wall Street Journal. “At the same time, it can be a source of some anxiety to get emails that say, ‘If Sookie doesn’t end up with Eric, I’m going to kill myself.’” Read more on The Mary Sue…

Quiz: Real E-Book Or Fake? Answers Revealed!

Earlier today, we shared a bunch of book titles and synopses. Some of them were real, but many, many others were fake. Could you figure out which ones were actual books and which ones Winona and I totally made up? The answers are after the jump! Keep reading »

Quiz: New York Times E-Book Best Seller Or Completely Made Up Book?

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A friend turned us on to the fact that there are tons of people self-publishing e-books now, and more than a few self-published e-books that have made it to the top of the New York Times e-book bestseller list, a rather impressive feat, considering these books are largely published without any real public relations support. We took a look at the e-book list and picked a bunch of our fave titles and synopses — and then we came up with our own. Can you tell which is a New York Times bestseller and which is a totally made up title? Only seven of these are real, so mark your answers and then check back with us at 5 p.m. EST when we reveal the results! Keep reading »

The 10 Best Lord Tyrion Quotes To Celebrate His New Book

George R. R. Martin has announced a new book about Lord Tyrion called, The Wit And Wisdom Of Lord Tyrion. According to BookSeller.com, “The hardback title will gather together ‘clever and naughty quips’ from the popular character from A Song of Ice and Fire series, played in the HBO series by actor Peter Dinklage.” I don’t know if we need an entire compilation of Lord Tyrion’s quotes when we all have Google and are absolutely obsessed with the show but, hey, why not? In case you were wondering what kind of “wit and wisdom” you might find in the new book, we’ve rounded up the 10 best Lord Tyrion quotes to get you in the mood for some “half-man sass.” Read more on College Candy…

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