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Coming Soon: Your Favorite ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Characters Return in Weisberger’s New Novel

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Who can forget when Anne Hathaway took on Meryl Streep in 2006’s ‘The Devil Wears Prada?’ Based on Lauren Weisberger’s bestselling book of the same name, the film  remains a favorite pop-culture phenomenon due to the remarkably on point nice-nasty chemistry between Streep and Hathaway. While The Devil Wears Prada (Broadway Books) was fiction, Weisberger based the characters, in part, on Vogue Magazine’s Anne Wintour— Weisberger was her assistant for a time before she became a bestselling author.  This year marks the book’s 15th anniversary and Weisberger is coming out with a sequel to the older favorite entitled, When Life Gives You Lululemons (June 5, 2018, Simon & Schuster). The book sees the return of not Andrea (played by Hathaway), the central character of The…

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An AuthorBuzz Giveaway and Story from Andrew Pyper!

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Dear Reader, see what this week’s AuthorBuzz author has to say! In each note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader Where do monsters come from? Dr. Lily Dominick’s newest patient not only claims to be over 200 years old, but to know the truth about her mother’s murder. Now Lily must hunt down the man who may be the world’s original monster…and the only one who knows who she truly is. Fusing suspense with surprising emotion, The Only Child is a psychological thriller that will keep you up until its last unforgettable revelation. I’m giving away five books. Write to me – [email protected] – to win! http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Only-Child/Andrew-Pyper/9781476755212

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2017 Book News You May Have Missed but Need to Know About

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We’ve got book news galore! 2017 has proven to be pretty eventful in the world of books so far. There have been a number of controversial stories (and heartfelt ones!) shaking up the publishing industry, including authors taking a stand, or beloved series getting some new and well-deserved love. Here’s a roundup of the biggest book news from the past month (or so!) that you definitely need on your radar: Philip Pullman Returns with New Fantasy Series Set in the World of His Dark Materials Yes, yes, yes! Pullman, author of the beloved children’s fantasy series, His Dark Materials, announced on February 15 that he has a new book coming out in October. The start of a trilogy, The Book of Dust will…

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Embracing the Obstacle of Autism: Do You See Me Out of Order?

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In our world, everyone faces obstacles and overcomes difficulty. The top neuro-psychological doctor told my parents when I was two years old, “Your son has autism, and will never be able to read, write or communicate.” My parents made the right decision to find the best resources around for children who have autism. People who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty understanding abstract concepts and communicating with the world around them. There was a notion in the last decade that if one had a mental or learning disability, they were considered stupid. Many citizens fight for the rights of people with learning disabilities. We are just like everyone else — and can do anything we set our minds to.…

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Female Empowerment Soars in These Books Featuring Strong Women Worthy of Miss Sloane Status

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We’re always excited about a new movie featuring a strong female lead, which is why we absolutely can’t wait to see Miss Sloane, a political thriller that comes out this Friday, November 25. The film stars Jessica Chastain as Elizabeth Sloane, a lobbyist in Washington who’s considered one of the best. She’s also one of the most cutthroat and will do anything to win. But when she takes on the formidable gun industry, she’s picking one of the biggest battles of her life. One that might even put her life on the line. *CHILLS EVERYWHERE* We can already tell that Sloane is going to be a Claire Underwood-type character (from House of Cards): ruthless, tough and the kind of woman…

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The Books on Bridget Jones’s Imaginary Bookshelf

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It’s hard to fully encapsulate the amazingness that is Bridget Jones’s Diary. Helen Fielding’s book is fantastic, and the movie is even better. (Seriously, come at me). Between the most relatable female heroine ever, the objectively least-crazy-most-sensible-while-still-being-attractive leading man, and quite possibly the greatest, least graceful fight scene in movie history, 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary is my favorite romantic comedy film. It will never be beaten. It will never be surpassed. It is flawless. The sequel was bitterly disappointing. Let’s not talk about it. However, whether we like it or not, Bridget Jones is having a baby. Preliminary reviews for the new film are fairly positive, which I’m taking as a good sign. It’s being directed by the original film’s…

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It’s Not Over! Extend Your Summer with These Beachy Novels

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Even though it’s still sunny out, tree leaves are still green and the beaches are still open, autumn is clearly rearing its head. It’s just a little bit cooler in early mornings and kids have gone back to school — but never fear! Instead of lamenting summer’s death throes, do what people have always done since the dawn of time: completely deny something is happening until it’s here! We intend to keep reading beachy, summery reads until most of the leaves are off the trees, anyway. So, in honor of endless summers, here’s a book list to help you keep the feeling of these long, warm days!   Love Her Madly: A Novel, M. Elizabeth Lee (Atria Books, August 16, 2016)…

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Talking Georgia Clark’s ‘The Regulars’: What’s So Bad about Being…Regular?

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Let’s face it, being a girl is hard. Deciding what to wear and then if that clothing fits your apple or pear body shape is not always enjoyable. Answering the question: do I have too much makeup on or not enough, is typically a rhetorical question, because is there ever really an answer? The list goes on and on. In a world where we are told to “just be ourselves,” there sure seems to be a lot of pressure on us ladies, from the “pretty” Snapchat filter to our Instagram news feeds filled with selfies of contouring celebrities, it’s no wonder where Georgia Clark found her inspiration for her latest witty and sexy novel, The Regulars (Emily Bestler Books, August 2, 2016). In Clark’s debut in adult fiction, Evie,…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books with Beautiful Covers

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: great covers can get me to read almost any genre. There’s something about a beautifully designed cover that just reaches out to me and I want — no, need — that physical book in my hand. So for this week’s Heat Index we’re absolutely judging these books by their covers. But it’s important to note that an attractive cover is not the only thing each of these books have going for them. The stories that live on the pages between the covers are just as beautiful, poignant and rich. So judging by these five hot new beautifully designed covers, I already knew I was going to go crazy for the tales they tell. Boy, was I right!…

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The Top 10 August Books to Read as Summer Winds Down

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Somehow it’s already August (where has the summer gone??) and the heat is sweltering, the beach days are in full swing, and we’re already bracing for that first cold bite of fall. While we bask in our last true summer month, we’re devouring as many new books as we can. Luckily, August is filled with some awesome new releases, from New Adult to Fantasy to historical mysteries. Here are the 10 we books can’t wait to get our hands on as the summer winds down around us: Sweet Tomorrows, Debbie Macomber (Ballantine Books, August 2, 2016) Macomber is a romance powerhouse with dozens of titles to her name. Sweet Tomorrows is the fifth book in her Rose Harbor series and this time…

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Dog Days of Summer: Books for Those Who Love Man’s Best Friend

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They are happy creatures. They are your best friend. And they always want to play — even when you don’t. If you haven’t guessed which furry four-legged creature I’m talking about then you must not be a dog person! Whether you have a companion dog, you’re a doggy foster parent or you’re simply dog-sitting for the week, we all know that at the end of the day these little pups are what get us through some of the hard times. Besides wet kisses and muddy feet, man’s best friend also comes along with some health benefits. After all, having a pet has been known to be emotionally and physically beneficial for ourselves. So here’s the thing: take a trip down to your local adoption…

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The Top 10 July Books We’re Bringing to the Beach

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There’s nothing like laying out beside a pool on a 90 degree day and enjoying a good book. Or maybe blasting the air conditioner and lounging on the couch is more your summer scene. Either way, we’re officially in the heart of summer, and that means barbecues and boat rides, long vacations where you get more burned than tanned, and a few good books to lazily read by the beach. July is one of the best months to discover new books, as publishers work to put out their best summer beach reads — and we’re more than happy to help you pick through all their offerings. Here are the top 10 new releases you should definitely be bringing to the beach this…

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#Thrillerfest16 is Happening Now! Thrillers that Get Our Pulse Racing

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It’s that time of year again: Thrillerfest ’16 is here and in full swing! Let’s be honest, if there’s one thing keeping most of us up at night it’s a scary movie or book. There’s just something about that thrill that really gets our heart racing. So, of course, it only seems fitting that not only do we fall for a great thriller book, but in turn, we fall for the author of that book, too. Most of readers have a preference when it comes to any author in general. There are some people who read more of one author than another, some authors you may just be discovering, and some that you’re just so completely obsessed with, you’re on the edge of your seat until…

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Inspirational Presentations: Celebrating 10 Years of TED Talks with a Reading List!

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On June 27, 2006, the first six TED videos were posted to TED.com. Ten years of great ideas, inspirational talks and mind-bending presentations are definitely worth celebrating. In the spirit of celebrating, here’s a reading list from some of our favorite TED speakers! Think of it as recommended reading for your every element of your various TED Talk bingeing. For Life Advice: Find a Way, Diana Nyad (Knopf, 2015) One of the best things about TED Talks is their ability to inspire. One of the most inspirational trailblazers to ever take the TED stage is Diana Nyad, the long-distance swimmer who finally achieved her goal, a 100 mile swim from Cuba to Florida, at the age of 64. Her startling story…

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The 25 Beach Bag Books You Should be Reading — WIN a Bag FULL of Books!

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There’s nothing quite like being at the beach. Picture it, you’re lying in the warm sun, listening to the waves crash in front of you as the beautiful breeze keeps you cool; it’s pretty much every person’s dream day. The only thing that can make it even better is having the perfect beach read to really help you kick back and relax. Well, get ready because we’ve got the perfect list for all of those gorgeous summer beach days coming up. Here are 25 of the perfect books (in no particular order) that you definitely NEED to have in your beach bag. WIN 12 of the 25 amazing books below and a BookTrib Tote Bag!  Click the bag to ENTER: The Girls In The Garden…

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Remembering Muhammad Ali: My Brush with ‘The Greatest’

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Millions of people around the world were saddened last week to learn of the passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. While news reports surfaced earlier in the week of his failing health, the announcement that he died was still a hard blow. Though I have never seen him box nor do I follow the sport, I certainly knew who Muhammad Ali was through his media interviews, good deeds and charity work. So it was a surprise that I had the chance to meet “The Great One,” at the LA Convention Center in March of 1994. I had always wanted to run a marathon and for several months I trained at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with a friend. The weekend…

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