The JJJ Book Club has no doubt that Anna Kendrick‘s book will shoot to the top of the bestseller list…and ours.
It was just announced that the 29-year-old actress will be publishing a collection of funny essays from Touchstone, and is due out in 2016.
“I’m excited to publish my first book and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself,” Anna shared in a statement.
She continued, “And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to BuzzFeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!”
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Just one more month before “Dangerous Deception” is out EVERYWHERE and the JJJ Book Club has a special treat…
…we have the first THREE chapters for you to read, thanks to authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, who sent us a little sneak peek just for our readers.
“Dangerous Deception” summary: Some loves are cursed. Others are…dangerous. Especially the love between wannabe rocker and quarter Incubus, Wesley “Link” Lincoln, and Dark Caster, Siren, and bonafide bad girl, Ridley Duchannes.
But now Ridley is missing, and Link was with her-right up until she vanished. Determined to find her, Link reunites with his New York bandmates and the mysterious Lennox Gates, who wants Rid for himself. Together they travel to the deep south, find the crossroads where blues guitarist Robert Johnson made his deal with the devil, discover a menagerie of Casters locked in cages, and uncover an evil in New Orleans that threatens to destroy them all.
This time, love might not be enough.
“Dangerous Deception” is out on May 19th!
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How magical is the new cover for Chris Colfer‘s “The Land Of Stories: Beyond The Kingdoms”?!
The 24-year-old actor and author revealed the cover on Twitter just ahead of the weekend, writing, “#TLOS4 title and cover will be revealed tomorrow! I think Alex and Conner’s next adventure will surprise you…”
Speaking with People, Chris offered some insight into what the new book will bring. Check it:
On where Alex and Connor are going this time: “Well, this book is actually different from the classic fairy tales that were written by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson: This is the first time that the lead characters will be traveling into works of literature, so they rub elbows with characters from Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Robin Hood and all kinds of classic characters.”
On venturing outside the kingdoms: “When I first started the series, I was only expecting to do one book, and then it did really well so I did a second one, and then those did phenomenally well, so I have extended the series to five books. It was really just, what else could I do that kept the lead characters going on adventures that all celebrated reading.”
On ‘The Land of Stories’ getting the television treatment: “Oh, yes. Yes, yes. That’s definitely in the works. I am horribly superstitious so I won’t say anything else, but yeah, it’s definitely in the works.”
“The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms” is out on July 7th. Bigger cover inside… More Here! »
JK Rowling takes in the view from the top of the Empire State Building in New York City on Thursday afternoon (April 9).
The acclaimed author lit up the building in celebration of her new charity, Lumos, after stopping by Today to chat about her new projects. Check it:
On the return of Harry Potter: “I’m afraid I haven’t been writing the next Harry Potter. I have always said never say … well, not never say never. I’ve always said I’m not going to say I definitely won’t because, because I don’t see why I should say that. You know, it’s my world and I might choose to step back into it. And in a way, I am stepping back into it.”
On what’s next: “I’m stepping back into that world, writing the script for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So, you know, that door is always opened to me. But I think ‘Harry Potter 8,’ as in what happened next to Harry, Ron and Hermione — I don’t think that’s going to happen. I definitely will write for children again, ’cause I love writing for kids. So that will definitely happen, and that will sit comfortably alongside this work [with Lumos]. And maybe I’ll get to read that new work to some of these children.”
On her charity Lumos: “If you’re literally faced with a situation where you’re being told, ‘Well, your child can starve or we’ll put it in the institution and it will be fed,’ what are you gonna choose? You want your child to live, right?”
20+ pics inside of JK Rowling…
Check out the cover of Abigail Breslin‘s brand new book, “This May Sound Crazy”!
The 18-year-old actress posted the news on Twitter to her fans: “Alright everyone. I’m so excited to tell you all about my first book, ‘This May Sound Crazy’!”
Abigail continued, “I have been working on for awhile now, and it’s now available for preorder! Shout out to @HarperCollins @EpicReads especially David Linker for making all of this possible!”
“This May Sound Crazy” is a collection of hilarious and heartfelt nonfiction essays on the subjects nearest and dearest to our hearts: love, loss, and Tumblr, and will hit shelves on October 6th.
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Congrats to Ashley Rickards on her new book “A Real Guide to Really Getting It Together Once and for All: (Really)”!
The 22-year-old Awkward star’s self-help guide dropped today, so be sure to get your copy on Amazon and/or Kindle!
“This is not your mom’s guide to life,” the description reads. “Sometimes being a girl sucks. A lot. Take it from Ashley Rickards, star of the internationally popular MTV show Awkward., who used to be a little awkward herself. She’s been picked on and bullied, binged and purged, financially cut off and lived to tell the tale. But it wasn’t easy. Throughout the whole process, she felt alone, scared, confused and sorta hungry. Sound familiar?”
It continues, “Well, RELAX. Ashley is here to share all kinds of stories, advice and corny jokes to help get you through it all, kind of like the cool big sister you never had (or wish your sister was). Plus, professional experts like spiritual coach Deepak Chopra, finance expert Zac Bissonnette and celebrity trainer Lalo Fuentes offer their tricks of the trade and behind-the-scenes secrets so you’ll be well-versed in Pretty Much Everything About Everything.”
We can’t wait to read it!
The Originals fans, we have something super special just for you!
JJJ is giving away two copies the prequel book “The Originals: The Rise,” just ahead of the highly-anticipated release of the series’ second book “The Originals: The Loss.” Oh, and did we mention they are signed by the show’s Creator/Executive Producer Julie Plec and star Charles Michael Davis?!
“In ‘The Originals: The Rise,’ ‘The Loss,’ and ‘The Resurrection,’ you’ll get to see sides of the Mikaelson vampires you never knew existed,” Julie says. “Turn the page for a book that has all the romance, murder, and mayhem of the TV show, and a story that will keep you thirsting for more.”
Check out an exclusive excerpt from the novel inside!
Enter below from now until midnight ET on Sunday, April 5 for a chance to win! Good luck!
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