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The Title Of Hillary Clinton’s New Book Has Been Revealed

Her years as US Secretary of State

While we still wait to learn if Hillary Clinton is planning to run for US President in 2016, we do learn today that the title of her new book as been announced by her publisher Simon & Schuster. Clinton‘s new memoir, which will cover her years as US Secretary of State will be titled Hard Choices. The book, which is due out on June 10, will feature information that was drawn from “conversations with numerous leaders and experts” and will feature Secretary Clinton‘s “views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world”. Gripping. Click below to learn more about Hillary‘s upcoming new book. More »

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Madonna Wants YOU To Read A Book This Weekend

Madonna's Book Club

So, what are you up to this weekend? Any big plans? If not, Madonna has got a great suggestion for you. Maddy just posted a photo on her official Instagram profile and in the caption, she suggests that you read a book this weekend. Madonna lists a series of books that have “changed” her life as suggested reading material. See the photo below and find out which books Madonna lists as her faves. More »

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First Look: This Is What The Cover Of George R. R. Martin’s New Book ‘The Winds Of Winter’ Looks Like

'Winter' is Coming

Last week we learned that the first chapter of George R. R. Martin‘s new book The Winds of Winter has been released ahead of the book’s publication and today we get, not only, to see the book cover for Winds of Winter but we also learn that another chapter of the book has been released. Martin has been sharing excerpts from the book on one of his official websites (his Livejournal, actually) and has announced that a new chapter is out. Entertainment Weekly has released the cover art for the book, which I assume will be out at some point later this year. With Game of Thrones about to start back up again on HBO next weekend, things are also coming at us from the book side as well. More »

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Madonna Is Directing A New Movie Based On A Novel By Rebecca Walker

'Adé: A Love Story'

Good news!! Madonna is making a new movie … and, thankfully, she’ll be behind the camera instead of in front of it. Variety is reporting today that Madonna has decided to direct the big screen adaptation of the novel Adé: A Love Story, written by Rebecca Walker (daughter of famed author Alice Walker). At this very early stage of the project, not much is yet known about the production except for the fact, of course, that Madonna will helm the project. Click below to learn more about Madonna and Adé. More »

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Read The First Chapter Of George R. R. Martin’s ‘The Winds Of Winter’, The Next Book In The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Book Series

The end is close to nigh

The 4th season of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO in just about 2 weeks but the action that will take place this season comes from the second half of book 3 of the GoT book series by George R. R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire. Martin has yet to finish the GoT book series but he is ready for us to read the first chapter of book 6 in the series, titled The Winds of Winter. Martin has released a mobile phone app called The World of Ice and Fire that features, among other things, the first chapter of The Winds of Winter. Click below to have a look. More »

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Anne Rice Resumes ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ With The Release Of Her Next Book

'Prince Lestat'

After the huge success of her series of vampire novels based around her iconic character Lestat, Anne Rice decided to put aside that part of her work so that she could focus on more religious subject matter for her books. She wrote about the life of Jesus Christ and wrote novels about angels but I always hoped that she would return to the supernatural subject matter that she always wrote so well. In recent years, Rice has written about werewolves and I guessed that she may, one day, return to the world of vampires. Last night, on her son Christopher Rice‘s weekly podcast The Dinner Party Show, Anne Rice revealed to the world that she is releasing a new chapter in her Vampire Chronicles. The new novel, Prince Lestat, will be out this October! More »

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E.L. James Teases The Possibility Of A 4th Book In The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Series

I'm gonna guess that more books are on the way

Author E.L. James was asked by a fan on Twitter if she is planning to write a 4th book to follow her hugely successful Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and altho she did not officially confirm that a new book may be on the way, she teased the possibility enough to give fans something to pin their hopes on. With a major motion picture adaptation on the way and continued brisk book sales of the original books, I have a very good feeling that plans are in the works to carry on the Fifty Shades franchise for some time to come. Click below to read what James had to say about the possibility of a new Fifty Shades book. More »

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Real Happiness

The TV Guide

Last night my friend Lisa took me as her guest to a book signing/discussion event hosted by the amazing Sharon Salzberg. Salzberg is a much-beloved teacher and author who has touched the lives of so many with her insights about meditation and mindfulness. Her book Real Happiness is a fantastic introduction to her teachings on meditation (which I became interested in last year at the suggestion of my friend Tamar) so I was very interested in hearing her discuss her new book Real Happiness at Work. The gathering was held at a private residence so it was an intimate way to hear Sharon speak and offered the opportunity to talk with her one on one. More »

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Shel Silverstein’s ‘The Giving Tree’ Will Be Released As An E-Book

First Time Ever

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of 4 of Shel Silverstein‘s most popular books, Harper Collins is releasing one of his books in e-book format. Silverstein has never even allowed his books to ever be released in paperback format so this e-book thing is very special. On February 18, the classic book The Giving Tree will be made available electronically for the first time ever … possibly making itself available to an entire new generation of readers. More »

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Book ‘Wild’

The TV Guide

A few months ago my friend Tamar and I were talking about the possibility of reviving the Turtle Party Book Club. Some of you readers may recall that a few years ago, a bunch of us got together to start a book club where we picked a book to read each month and discussed it … but what actually happened was that some of us read the book and most of us just liked to get together for a monthly hang session. In the past few weeks, Tam managed to pull together a group of interested parties and it looks like we are going to give the book club thing another go. The consensus was that we would read the 2012 memoir Wild by Cheryl Strayed as our first selection (so that we could get the book read before the movie comes out later this year). Last night I spent some time reading Wild and, yeah, I think we made a great choice going with this book. More »

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