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Women’s History Month: Authors Tweet Support of Women’s March National School Walk Out

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Women’s March is planning a national school walk out on Wednesday, March 14 in solidarity with the students in Parkland, Florida who have organized a National School Walk Out for March 24.  The purpose of both marches is to bring awareness to the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. and to advocate for common sense gun laws that help keep both our children and our schools safe. Another walk out is scheduled for March 24 and is being organized by March For Our Lives, the organization started by Stoneman Douglas survivors. Wednesday’s March, organized by Women’s March youth group EMPOWER, will begin at 10:00 am EST and last 17 minutes— one minute for each of those lives lost at Stoneman Douglas…

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In Theaters: Oprah, Reese and Mindy are Perfectly Cast in ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

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The Ava DuVernay-directed A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeline L’Engle’s classic work, is in theaters now. While the reviews are still coming in, early indications are that DuVernay’s casting of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling is spot on! If the film is anything like the book, we could be see a 2019 Oscar contender for the best page-to-screen film of the year. If you are like us and looking forward to see what Hollywood has cooked up, you will definitely enjoy this piece from February 24, 2016 on the announcement of the film and the early buzz on Twitter. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle started all the trouble. I had never seen a book like it—a story that…

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Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Fisher, Reality Stars and More:  50+ Memoir Deals for Under $16 

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Are you interested in reading about how some of your favorite actors and musicians became famous? Or maybe you want to know what it’s like to grow up in the White House. Whatever your interest, there is definitely a personal story here that will not only be worth your dollar, they may even inspire you to write your own! Here’s a great list of over 50 memoirs for Kindle, all under $16 (and some are even free)!   Famous Icons Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen Becoming Grandma, Lesley Stahl Turning the Tables, Teresa Giudice The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx Unqualified, Anna Faris Growing Up Fisher, Joely Fisher Whoa, Baby!, Kelly Rowland We’re Going to Need…

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Reese Witherspoon’s and Other Celebrity Book Clubs: Read Along with Your Favorite Stars

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Admit it. You get a little excited every time you see a celebrity caught by the paparazzi with a book in their hand. You have one of those moments where you realize that even though they are staggeringly beautiful and stunningly successful and talented, they are just like us after all because they read! In fact, some of them read so much that they have even created their own book clubs (Thank you, Oprah!). Here, we hitch our wagon to some stars and take a look at how they share their favorite books. The RW Book Club The “RW” in the RW Book Club stands for none other than Reese Witherspoon. The club is…

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Oprah, Reese and Mindy Dazzle in Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wrinkle in Time’

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BookTrib is partnering with Early Bird Books to bring you more great content, including this article about Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time adaptation. Read on for more! Over the weekend, Disney’s D23 Expo gave us our first glimpse at the upcoming adaptation of the Madeleine L’Engle classic novel, A Wrinkle in Time. The time traveling adventure is being brought life by visionary director Ava DuVernay, who directed the award-winning film Selma (2014). The film boasts an all-star cast, with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling playing the eccentric (and impeccably bedazzled) time travel guides. Fronting the planet-hopping, time-bending action is newcomer Storm Reid as Wrinkle’s kick-butt female heroine, Meg Murry. Additionally, Chris Pine and Gugu Mbatha-Raw play Meg’s scientist parents. The trailer is…

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Authors Tweet Support for Women’s Marches Around the World

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It’s safe to say that the women’s march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 21, was a huge success. The peaceful rally drew people from all over the world, with satellite marches popping up in cities across the globe (including Antartica!). The numbers are still rolling in, but some sites are reporting that there was an estimated three times the amount of people at the march than there were at Trump’s Inauguration the day before. Many popular authors attended marches around the country, and they took to Twitter to talk about it: Judy Blume tweeted a photo from the Key West march in Florida:   Stephen King joined a rally in Sarasota:   Elizabeth Gilbert shared some of the signs she saw at the…

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Are Celebrity Book Deals Killing Literature?

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Back at the dawn of my career I interned for a romance author who was forever being considered by publishing houses only to be rejected. Finally I contacted a friend at one of these houses and she explained that editors had a limited budget for new work and were reluctant to take a chance on an unknown unless they could be sure of sales. And this was before the phenomenon called the Celebrity Novel on which publishers pin hopes of jackpot dividends. Alas, for every Tina Fey whose $5 million advance produced a book that sold out within six months, there’s a Graham Nash whose $1 million advance barely sold 31,000 books. However, the trend continues. Actors, musicians and reality…

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Books! The Perfect Gift for the Most Difficult People on Your List

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You want to pretend that you’ve been hunting for the perfect holiday present for months, but we both know the truth—you have no idea what to get at least half of the people on your list. Don’t despair—you have lots of company! This is why we have all kinds of suggestions for book lovers including Christmas-y fiction, books that would make great movies for Hanukkah (but are also awesome reads), books that can change the world, and the best books of 2015. But some of the people on your list are REALLY hard to shop for. Finding the key to world peace would be simpler. No worries! Get ready to make your list. We’ve got what you need; books are…

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Inside Out: Pixar’s best movie to date perfectly captures emotions

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So you sometimes feel as if your emotions are running your life? Go with that feeling. Because according to neuroscience and psychological research, you may be right. In fact, a new movie—and animated movie, of all things—centers on the role of emotions in our lives. In the story, a young girl’s mind is run by a “staff” of emotions, portrayed in the form of cartoon characters. According to experts, however, the film is not only accurate, but may be about to change a lot of perceptions about the importance of how we feel. The movie is Inside Out, Pixar’s latest release. In it, Riley is an 11-year-old girl whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves across the country.…

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Why isn’t everyone listening to Mindy Kaling?

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Mindy Kaling wonders if everyone is hanging out without her. No, Mindy, we’re all just wishing that you’d come hang out with us. You’re so cool when you tell us about not being cool. We wish we could be that cool. Instead, we’re happy to read about you. We think we might actually be getting cooler through osmosis (and we are sure that’s a thing). In her hilarious memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Kaling treats the introduction like a Q&A session, as if we’re standing in front of her, book in hand, weighing whether or not to buy it. (The answer to that question, by the way, is yes.) The imaginary, questioning reader wonders if…

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