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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dear Gossips,

I’m reading a book right now called Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days by Bill Whitfield, Javon Beard, and Tanner Colby. Whitfield and Beard were MJ’s bodyguards at the end. They were with him always.  Read Full Intro

Even his forehead crease is attractive

April 9, 2014 21:08:46 Posted at April 9, 2014 21:08:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Johns PKI/ Splash

Rob Lowe is promoting a new book called Love Life. I can imagine. What are the stories that aren’t fit to print? Anyway, while promoting the book a few days ago, Rob talked about how his looks may have gotten in the way of his career. Like Mrs Timberlake and others before him, his beauty was, apparently, a burden. Full Story

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dear Gossips,

Laini Taylor’s Dreams Of Gods & Monsters was released today. I downloaded it to my iPad as soon as my alarm went off this morning and now it’s just sitting there, next to me on the desk, taunting, tempting: Blow off the whole day and read me, read me, read me.  Read Full Intro

Please, Please, Pleaseā€¦

April 3, 2014 15:30:37 Posted at April 3, 2014 15:30:37
Duana Posted by Duana

Dear Holly Bario, you smart executive who wisely gave the greenlight to Eleanor & Park… Sometimes I get mad at the concept of word of mouth.  It seems like such an egalitarian but inefficient system.  Like, why do I have to wait that long to find things out that might be awesome, that might have been improving my life all this time? This is how I feel about Rainbow Rowell’s books, and Eleanor & Park in particular. Full Story

My Book Baby & I are going on tour!

March 18, 2014 16:14:36 Posted at March 18, 2014 16:14:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Every day, I shoot a live talk show called The Social. But in two weeks, I’m giving birth to my book baby, Listen To The Squawking Chicken. My book baby has dual citizenship. Or you could say I’m having twins. My Canadian book baby will be born April 1 and my American book baby will come out on April 22. Full Story

The Fault In Our Stars first trailer

January 29, 2014 21:16:19 Posted at January 29, 2014 21:16:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey

The whole world loved that book. And, as I did last year when I first wrote about it after Shailene Woodley was cast as Hazel, I’m sorry, please forgive me. Because I wasn’t as obsessed with it as you were. Is that OK? I hope that’s OK. Full Story

New Adult Books and Phone Sex: Deeper by Robin York

January 28, 2014 21:59:23 Posted at January 28, 2014 21:59:23
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I wrote about New Adult last week. Click here for a refresher. After that I read another called Deeper by Robin York. The formula is intact –  as you can see by the squicky title – but there’s a lot less eyeroll happening in this story. Full Story

Friday, January 24, 2014

Dear Gossips,

It’s Grammy weekend. It’s also the last weekend before Chinese New Year. Let’s start there. We clean before Chinese New Year. We get rid of the sh-t from the previous year to clear a path for the good luck of next year.  Read Full Intro

New Adult Books

January 21, 2014 21:28:56 Posted at January 21, 2014 21:28:56
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 Story

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dear Gossips,

I have just entered the third and final trimester of my book pregnancy. And I had promised that I would treat it like a baby pregnancy – be super self-indulgent and talk about it all the time, every page edit was supposed to be a baby kick – so I’m throwing myself a gender reveal party.  Read Full Intro