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Surprise! A Recently Discovered NEW Dr. Seuss Book Is Being Published This Summer

Dr. Seuss is the new Harper Lee

It would appear that recently discovered “new” old books getting published is the new thing because today we learn that a newly discovered Dr. Seuss book has been found and will go into publication this July. As you may recall, an unpublished book by Harper Lee was recently discovered by her attorney and is scheduled for release later this year. Now Dr. Seuss is getting in on the “new” old book trend, despite his death in 1991. This new book is titled What Pet Should I Get? and is said to have been written by Seuss (real name Theodor Geisel) sometime between 1958 and 1962. Click below to see the cover of this new Dr. Seuss book and learn more about it’s forthcoming release. More »

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Harper Lee’s Attorney Gives An Extensive Interview About The Newly Discovered Book ‘Go Set A Watchman’

Harper Lee herself has yet to be seen or heard from directly

It’s been a few days since the literary world was stunned by the news that a previously unreleased/unknown book manuscript written by To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee was discovered and will be published this summer and, thus far, we’ve only been hearing from Lee‘s attorney about this new book. The initial press release announcement included quotes from Harper Lee, as relayed by her attorney Tonja B. Carter. A couple of days later, more quotes came from Lee … again, via her attorney Carter. Today, The New York Times has published an extensive interview that offers “more details on the discovery” of this new Harper Lee book … the interview, of course, is with Tonja B. Carter. Since this new book discovery was announced, we have not heard from Harper Lee directly but, clearly, her attorney is happy to talk about the book at length. More »

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A New Statement Released On Behalf Of Harper Lee Says She Is ‘Happy As Hell’ Over Reactions Of Her New Book

Statement via her attorney Tonja Carter

Earlier this week, we learned that reclusive author Harper Lee will be publishing her first book in 55 years this summer — only her second book after her literary classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird. In my previous blog post, I voiced concerns over suspicions that this previously unpublished book is being released without Lee‘s express permission considering the 88 year old author has been unwell in recent years and is deaf and blind. All information about this new book, Go Set A Watchman, is coming from Lee’s new attorney Tonja Carter … who recently took over her business affairs after the death of Harper‘s older sister and longtime attorney/protector Alice Lee. Today, we get a new statement released in Harper Lee‘s name that is meant to refute concerns that she is being exploited but, then again, this new statement comes solely from Lee‘s attorney as Harper Lee declined all interview requests from everyone. Harper Lee, according to this new statement, is “happy as Hell” over reactions about her new book … apparently. More »

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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee Will Release Her First Book In 55 Years

But is the elderly author being exploited for financial gain?

Earlier today it was announced that 88 year old author Harper Lee, the woman who wrote the literary classic To Kill A Mockingbird 55 years ago and never published another book, was readying the release of a book titled Go Set a Watchman that she wrote before Mockingbird. The news has been met with almost total jubilation from fans of Mockingbird. But, it should be noted that the circumstances surrounding the release of this “new” book appear questionable. Lee, in her advanced age, is no longer in the care of her sister and attorney Alice Lee who passed away 2 1/2 months ago. Suddenly, after Alice‘s death and all these decades after she published her only book, the famously private Harper Lee has decided to release an unpublished work that no one even heard about until now? As exciting as a new Harper Lee book may sound, I can’t help but feel that this beloved author is being exploited by others (her new attorney, her publisher) for financial gain. More »

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Mark Z. Danielewski Releases The Cover Of His New Book ‘The Familiar’

The 'House of Leaves' author is back with a planned 27 vol. story

Mark Z. Danielewski, one of my all-time favorite contemporary authors, has released the cover of volume one of his new book The Familiar that will reportedly be released in 27 volumes. Those of you familiar with MZD‘s work (House of Leaves, Only Revolutions and The Fifty Year Sword) know that his writing style is unconventional and always very different from one book project to the next. The multi-volume project The Familiar has been in the works for many years now and we are very close to the official release of volume 1 in May. Click below to see the cover of this book and learn more about MZD‘s new book(s). More »

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Catching Up With An Old Friend

The TV Guide

Last night I made my way out to Book Soup in West Hollywood to catch up with an old friend … who just so happened to be hosting a book reading and booksigning on her birthday. Actress/author Amber Benson and I go back a few years but it has been a long time since we’ve been able to hang out. We keep in touch via social media but I’m embarrassed to say that it’s been years since we’ve seen one another (I might have been blonde the last time I saw her). When I found out that she was doing a booksigning, I knew I had to head out to see and support her … which I did last night. More »

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J.K. Rowling Shares A Draco Malfoy Story On Pottermore

"Draco’s feelings for Harry were always based ... on envy."

Last week, Harry Potter author JK Rowling released the first of 12 surprises from the Potter book series that she plans to release over the 12 days leading up to Xmas. Thus far, the surprises have been little more than small informative blurbs about lesser known characters and various places in the world of Harry Potter. Today, finally, JK brought the goods. The surprise available today is all about the Draco Malfoy character. By solving today’s riddle on the Pottermore website, readers are treated to a lot of illuminating information about the Draco character … something fans have been waiting for since this 12 days of Xmas thing was first announced. Read excerpts of today’s surprise below. More »

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Judy Blume Is Releasing A Book For Adults In June 2015

'In The Unlikely Event'

Beloved young adult author, responsible for some of the most important books of our childhood/teenage years, is coming back to us with a book written for adults set to be released next summer. Judy Blume, THE Judy Blume, has written a new novel titled In The Unlikely Event for we adults — her first in 15 years. Today we get to see the cover art for Blume‘s new book and we get to learn a bit about the plot details. Are you there, readers? It’s me Trent … passing along some really great book news!! More »

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J.K. Rowling Will Release 12 New Stories In The Days Leading Up To Xmas Day

Christmas comes early to Pottermore

Back in October, JK Rowling surprised fans by releasing a new story in honor of Hallowe’en focused on the villainous character Dolores Umbridge. Today we learn that Rowling has an even bigger surprise for the Xmas holiday season. An email was sent to Pottermore users that announces the forthcoming release of 12 new short stories written by JK Rowling to commemorate the 12 days of Xmas leading up to December 25. Every day, at 8AM ET, a new story will be released for our reading pleasure on Pottermore.com. I’d say that it is going to be a great Xmas holiday for Harry Potter fans! More »

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Toni Morrisson Is Releasing A New Novel In 2015

'God Help The Child'

Toni Morrison, one of the greatest living authors of our time, is readying the release of a new novel that is scheduled to hit stores in April of next year. The Nobel Prize-winning author will release her 11th novel, titled God Help the Child, on April 30, 2015. Sadly I cannot say that I have read all of Morrison‘s books but I have read enough of them to know that she is a veritable treasure. Click below to learn more details about God Help the Child and get excited, y’all!! A new Toni Morrison book is cause for great celebration. More »

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