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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Of Batwomen and Squirrel Girls: Why comics are becoming increasingly female

The origin story of Amy Chu – mild-mannered Harvard MBA from New Jersey, turned brand-name superhero scribe – goes like this: As a jet-setting business consultant, life was humming along, but she remained unsatisfied. Until about six years ago, when she ran into a friend from college with a prescient idea: Comic books for young women. The market looked underserved, but Chu knew nothing about comics. So she did research. She took an online comics-writing class ("I had no idea what they were talking about"), and with her friend, Georgia Lee, now a writer at the SyFy channel, flew to Chicago, to attend C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, take notes, make contacts.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, April 16, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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'The Lost City of Z Adaptation' gives us Charlie Hunnam, adventures and dark obsessions

Real talk: I would watch Charlie Hunnam in anything. Seriously, if the former "Sons of Anarchy" star sat in an empty room playing solitaire, I would still be glued to the screen. Especially if he's shirtless. (Please, can he be shirtless?) So when I heard he was starring in "The Lost City of Z," an adaptation of David Grann's bestselling historical nonfiction tale, I knew I had to see it.

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I've only been reading young adult books and it has me feeling some type of way

When you're a young adult, or what most call a teenager, you can almost feel the sense of freedom flowing through your veins. You're basically old enough to make your own decisions: what you eat, what you wear, who you talk to. And while there are typically some restrictions from parents, mainly you're becoming your own person. It's a fun and exciting journey, but then, oh wait, here it is... the feelings! Your hormones are still going crazy over boys, friends, what she's wearing, what you're wearing, what someone said and what party to go to. As we all can recall, it's basically madness. Enter young adult books (or as we all like to call them, YA).

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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