We have a feeling that Mark Twain, who’s been dead for over 100 years, might be back on the bestseller’s list this year — and it’s all because of a new fairytale from the author called “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.”
The story, which started out as a bedtime story he told to his daughters, is about to be completed and published this coming fall, USA Today reports.
The basis for the book is 16 pages of handwritten notes Twain made after he told his young daughters a fairy tale one night while the family was staying in Paris.
“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine” follows a young boy who eats the flower sprouted by a magical seed and gains the ability to talk to animals. From there, the boy and his new animal friends go off on a wild adventure to rescue a kidnapped prince.
If you remember, the 24-year-old social media star’s first book “A Work In Progress” was released in 2015 and spent over 16 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.
His second will be titled “Note to Self” and Connor will “talk about his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love and acceptance; his desire to maintain an authentic self in a highly-edited, share-obsessed culture; a severe struggle of love and loss; and his renewed efforts to be in the moment, with others and himself.”
“Note to Self” is now available for pre-order and will drop on April 18.
There’s a saying that goes, “Never judge a book by it’s cover” — well, this book IS being judged and we’re pretty positive that it will make you judge too.
Moroccan-born French author Sarah Cohen-Scali‘s 2012 book “Max” is being translated into English for a release in North America — and avid book readers are just not thrilled or happy about the cover — in fact, they’re angry and pissed off.
The cover features a silhouetted fetus with a Nazi swastika on its’ arm — which is where the outrage lies.
Fierce Reads/GoodReads are currently holding a giveaway on their site and book readers on Twitter are just not having it and tweeting the truth about how they feel about the book’s cover.
One reader stated that it was another strike for the website, as they were promoting another novel as well which was deep in the race card.
Here’s the summary for “Max”: Nazi Germany. 1936. The Lebensborn program is going strong as German women are carefully selected by the Nazis and recruited to give birth to new representatives of the Aryan race. Inside one of these women is Max, a fetus waiting to be born and fulfill his destiny as the perfect Aryan.
Max is taken away from his birth mother as soon as he enters the world. He will be raised under the leadership and ideologies of the Nazi Party. As he grows up without a mom, without any affection or tenderness, according to Nazi educational precepts, he soon becomes the mascot of the program. But things don’t go according to plan.
Keke Palmer has just released her final sneak peek for her new book, “I Don’t Belong To You” and it’s a really amazing read.
In the excerpt, the Scream Queens star opens up about posting a no makeup selfie on her Instagram, only to be met with a ton of ugly comments after a blog turned the picture around and twisted into something else.
“I began to think harder about the post’s (on the blog) responses and even more about the young women (and some men) who seemed hurt by the poisonous arrows meant for me,” one part reads.
You can read it all below and check out new pics of Keke out with a friend in Los Angeles.
In the PSA, you can get a glimpse of the new movie in paper-form and even get a better look at the castle!
The Magic of Storytelling campaign aims to inspire families’ imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring books to underserved communities across the country.
Disney and ABC have teamed up again with First Book, and are aiming to donate over one million books this year to the nonprofit, which provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families.
Check out the PSA below!
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If you’re up to date, you know that Veronica has a new book coming out called “Carve The Mark” and if you pre-order, you’ll get the epilogue titled “We Can Be Mended”.
The epilogue will pick up five years after Allegiant wraps.
“I’ve always said that the Divergent series felt complete to me, but a little while ago I realized there was still some of the story that I had left untold,” Veronica shared. “So I wrote something just for myself about what Tobias had been up to.”
Watch the book trailer for “Carve The Mark” below!
CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth | Official Book Trailer