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Friday, May 9, 2014

Dear Gossips,

There was a moment last during my Q&A with Rainbow Rowell when Duana and I looked at each other and almost cried. An audience member asked Rainbow about the ending of Eleanor & Park and whether or not she’d always intended it to be that way.  Read Full Intro

Monday, April 28, 2014

Dear Gossips,

What do you want to talk about today? Want to talk about how I wish I had a dire wolf and would give up all gifts for the rest of my life in exchange for one? Probably not. Or how about Selena Gomez and...Orlando Bloom? Not that either.  Read Full Intro

I'm a Page Turner

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 25, 2014 13:42:39 April 25, 2014 13:42:39

I am an only child. My parents divorced when I was six years old. I wasn’t an outgoing person. I didn’t have a lot in common with the other kids at school, often being the only Chinese student in a classroom full of people whose parents also grew up in Canada or in other parts of the world where English is the first language. Full Story

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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 9, 2014 21:08:46 April 9, 2014 21:08:46
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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€¦

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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