Monday, June 6, 2011

Read All About It...

There are several Book or Reading related things I'm itching to talk about...

(1) Sisterhood Everlasting~ by Ann Brashares is coming out June 14th. 

You can bet I've already pre-ordered this baby on my Nook!  This is a continuation of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.  This is the first actual Adult Novel (gosh that makes it sound dirty doesn't it?).  This is the first, non-teen novel? (yeah, that probably sounds better). 

Here's the official write-up:

"Return to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . ten years later

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.
As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one."

(2) Then Came You~ the latest from Jennifer Weiner is coming out July 12th.  Yep, totally on pre-order too.

(3) I have just discovered that Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones, tweets as Bridget Jones!  Love it!  If we can't get a new Bridget book, it's nice to read about some Bridget antics via twitter.  @bridgetjoneshf

There are also people who tweet as Mark Darcy: @markdarcylegal , and Daniel Cleaver: @danielcleaverxx

(4) I cannot wait for the movie version of The Help.  It comes out August 12th and though I haven't pre-ordered my movie ticket, I plan on seeing it as soon as possible.

If you still have not read The Help by Kathryn Stockett, do so immediately. 

If you haven't seen the preview yet, here it is.  I get so verklempted ever single time I see it!


Kelsey Claire said...

I am so excited about the help too! Such a great book, it better be a great movie.

Abby said...

Thank you so much for making me read The Help!! I loved it. Loved it! LOVED IT!! I'm nervous about the movie because could I even like it compared to the book? Hmmm

Will be buying the other two books as well, guess i need to read the traveling pants book first!

JEF said...

OMG can't wait for that movie. I hope it does the book justice.

Traci said...

Okay- I'm fixin' to journey to Target to get The Help! I love it when you suggest something new, girl! :)


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