New Adult Books

January 21, 2014 21:38:27 Posted at January 21, 2014 21:38:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey

But first… Have you read Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park and Fangirl yet? Please do. I’m going to nag you about this until you do. And if we were in person together, I would withhold this list until you proved to me that you did. Thanks for your patience re: my New Adult book binge. Full Review

Allegiant

November 14, 2013 14:35:44 Posted at November 14, 2013 14:35:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This post contains spoilers. Please click away now if you’ve not yet read the book. I will include some filler text below to make sure that the article cuts off without giving anything away. cjaopa[oboaiboaboab;oubaub’pabjpambl’abaib’a;j’abk’bpiapibapi [ai [bpiabi a[bb [i[ai ba[ib[ai bab[aib b[a b[ab abpoubapoub auob apu bpbuabb abpuapu bpaoub paoub paub pau bapuame;ojeogopaupeouoaw[aoo[weua cpyapbouapbu abpua poubaubpa uba  bapobupoaub pau bpapa bpaubpua bpup iuenekjhdpya;eneh cpaybpa[bub[aubpaibe[oeeeeapjbae[eoa OK, are we ready? It took me five days to read Allegiant. Full Review

I wrote a book

November 12, 2013 20:43:45 Posted at November 12, 2013 20:43:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Shameless self-promotion here but this was the deadline I’ve been referring to. I was writing a book. I WROTE A BOOK!  The book is called "Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter To Do? A Memoir (Sort Of)”. So now you know who the true star is here: the Chinese Squawking Chicken. Full Review

Bridget Jones joins the Motherhood Industrial Complex

July 25, 2013 17:40:54 Posted at July 25, 2013 17:40:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The title of Helen Fielding’s new Bridget Jones novel Mad About The Boy was revealed in May – click here for a refresher. They’ve just released the book jacket. As you can see, along with a pair of stilettos, Bridge is surrounded by a toy giraffe, dinosaur, and a teddy bear. Full Review

Someday, Someday Maybe – A Novel

May 31, 2013 17:35:43 Posted at May 31, 2013 17:35:43
Duana Posted by Duana
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Each summer has historically been a wasteland for Parenthood fans who juuuust got off the anxiousness of wondering whether their show has returned. But this year, there was Monica Potter being delightfully real in yesterday’s Hollywood Reporter Roundtable (click here... Full Review

Dr Affleck

May 27, 2013 15:29:27 Posted at May 27, 2013 15:29:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Ben Affleck was in Rhode Island for the weekend where he received an honourary doctorate in Fine Arts from Brown University. He’s Dr Affleck now. Would you change all your business cards and signature block on your email? I totally would. I might not insist that people call me Dr Lui, but it would be nice. Full Review

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Shailene Woodley and The Fault In Our Stars

March 20, 2013 19:25:50 Posted at March 20, 2013 19:25:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I apologise in advance. For many of you, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green was one of the best books of 2012. I liked it ok. But I didn’t love it. I didn’t cry. I tried to cry, I did. But it just wasn’t there for me. And I’m sorry. Maybe it’s because I’ve read a lot of YA? Green’s Looking For Alaska and Will Grayson, Will Grayson were better, in my mind. Full Review

Is this Tris?

October 19, 2012 16:12:55 Posted at October 19, 2012 16:12:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Click here to read my review of Divergent and here for Insurgent. I am obsessed with the story. They started on the screenplay last year. Now I guess they must be closer because Deadline... Full Review

Here’s your Christian Grey

June 20, 2012 18:06:34 Posted at June 20, 2012 18:06:34
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Who? If you don’t know, congratulations. Because you obviously haven’t made the mistake of reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I envy you. I want to UN-read it. Can you imagine if un-reading was possible? I could UN-read Ethan Hawke’s books. And read Harry Potter again for the very first time? Anyway, Fifty Shades Of Grey is the story of Anastasia Steele who falls in love with Christian Grey who is super f-cked up and afraid of commitment and only wants to dick her in his special sex room and doesn’t want a relationship but of course then he falls in love with her because she’s not really that special, having just graduated from college with no particular distinction and no defined skills and no real personality. Full Review

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Insurgent

April 30, 2012 20:02:45 Posted at April 30, 2012 20:02:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica RothFor a refresher on Divergent, click here to revisit my review from last year. There are spoilers ahead. And, well, there’s some sh-t you probably don’t want spoiled, especially with this story, so you may want to click away and come back after you’ve burned through the book which is due out this week. Full Review

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Buying Katniss

March 21, 2012 18:35:03 Posted at March 21, 2012 18:35:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Here’s Jennifer Lawrence all over New York the last couple days on a final hard push for The Hunger Games which, as mentioned yesterday, could open as high as $120 million but probably no lower than $80 million which is, obviously, massive. As a result, shares in Lionsgate are exploding, up almost 30% over the last month and almost 90% in 2012 alone. Full Review

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JK grown up and more on books and movies

February 23, 2012 18:01:00 Posted at February 23, 2012 18:01:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Big news in the publishing world today: JK Rowling will release a new novel for adults with a different publisher and not with Bloomsbury which published all the Potters. That’s the only thing we know. More details are coming later this year including exactly when the book will come out, what it’s called, and what it’ll be about. Full Review

Best of 2011: Your Voice In My Head by Emma Forrest

December 22, 2011 20:07:36 Posted at December 22, 2011 20:07:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

My favourite book of the year. Forrest is an awesomely gifted writer. It’s not just the story, but the way she tells it, the words that describe it, so that you can feel so acutely her joy and her sadness and her gratefulness for the person who helped her go forward. I’ve probably read this book 3 or 4 times this year just to review some of Forrest’s most beautiful passages. Full Review

Film or Television: the Ewan McGregor edition

November 23, 2011 18:30:12 Posted at November 23, 2011 18:30:12
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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One day I’d like to get a liveblog going with Duana and Sarah to discuss or debate the whole Movies vs TV argument. The quality is on television these days, no doubt. But the prestige, the prestige is still, always, in film. They ALL want to be in film. It’s a hierarchy that they, themselves, the Hollywood players, live and die by. Full Review

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