10 Trading Spaces books in bookstores by spring of 2004, with plans for more.

10 Trading Spaces books in bookstores by spring of 2004, with plans for more.
Talk about overkill. There are currently eight Trading Spaces books: Paige by Paige: A Year of Trading Spaces, Trading Spaces Behind the Scenes, Trading Spaces: Color!, Trading Spaces 2-Pack, Trading Spaces Make It Yours!, Trading Spaces Ultimate Episode Guide, Trading Spaces Trivia, and Trading Spaces Boys Vs. Girls. So what do the world’s bookstores need more of? Ah, yes, more Trading Spaces books. Two more will be released in the spring: Trading Spaces $100 to $1000 Makeovers and Trading Spaces 48-Hour Makeovers. And, get ready to build some more shelves, because publisher Meredith Corp. has plans for even more. “People can’t get enough of this genre,” its director of marketing tells the Des Moines Register.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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