I Tried the Penguin-Mini Books and I Have a Lot of Thoughts

I Tried the Penguin-Mini Books and I Have a Lot of Thoughts

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I never thought I’d be reading a book the size of the first iPod Touch until I came across the latest editions of John Green’s bestselling books. Marketed as Penguin Minis, these books have text that reads horizontally with onion-thin pages flipping upward. As a person who loves to lug books around, this would be a perfect option in theory. In execution, I was completely wrong.    I never thought I would hate a book format more than a poorly designed e-book, but Penguin Minis have come along to prove me very, very wrong. The point of these books is to …

Celebrate Little Women’s 150th Anniversary with This Beautiful New Special Edition

Celebrate Little Women’s 150th Anniversary with This Beautiful New Special Edition

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It’s been 150 years since Little Women was published. Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel has been embraced by generations of readers since its release and it remains one of the most popular children’s classics.   This coming-of-age tale introduced readers to the March sisters, four young women whose unique personalities and endearing tales quickly grabbed the hearts of readers. Through the highs and hardships of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, Little Women explores the struggle of leaving behind adolescence and entering adulthood, and the journey to find and accept one’s identity while facing the growing pressures of societal expectations.      In …

‘Quantico’s’ Priyanka Chopra Publishing Memoir

‘Quantico’s’ Priyanka Chopra Publishing Memoir

Priyanka Chopra is best known as an actress, singer, film producer, and philanthropist, but now she can add author to that list. The Quantico star took to Instagram this morning to announce her memoir, Unfinished.      The feeling of checking something off your “bucket list” gives you an indescribable sense of accomplishment…and that’s where I am in this moment. I’ve always wanted to write a book, but the timing never felt right. With each opportunity that presented itself, my first instinct was always to wait…because I wasn’t (and I’m still not) finished. I wanted to do more, live more, …

The Parkland Survivors are Publishing a Book With Random House

The Parkland Survivors are Publishing a Book With Random House

Two survivors of the February 14th Parkland shooting, David Hogg and his sister Lauren, are publishing a book with Random House titled #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line. The book is set to be published by June 5th of this year.      Image Via Amazon   The book will not only reflect on the shooting that left seventeen dead, but will also focus on legislative actions that can be taken to prevent future gun violence.    Random House announced the book Wednesday, also including that all profits from the book will be donated to charity and community organizations. Random House …

Sarah Jessica Parker Selects Muslim American Novel for New Literary Imprint

Sarah Jessica Parker Selects Muslim American Novel for New Literary Imprint

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Sarah Jessica Parker has recently partnered with Hogarth, the transatlantic imprint of Penguin Random House to produce her own line of books ‘SJP for Hogarth’ and hopes to publish books by both established writers and new voices.  ‘A Place for Us’ is her first acquisition.    Fatima Farheen Mirza, a 26 year old graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop has written a book that deals with the tensions raised within an immigrant family when the daughter decides to marriage of love.   Image Courtesy of Marble House Project   Parker said that Mirza “allows her reader to better understand what it means …