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Stephen King speaks to Colbert about Trump Twitter block scandal

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Stephen King and Donald Trump have never been fans of one another but the celebrated author has now doubled down on his disdain for the POTUS.

Following a spat during the release of the movie adaptation of King’s IT where Trump ended up blocking the author on Twitter, King banned Trump from seeing his movies. Due to a recent ruling, federal judge Naomi Reice Buchwald stated that President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter, so it seems he will now have to unblock Stephen King.

How does King feel about this, and will he start interacting with the president again after his unblocking? King spoke to Colbert recently and gave his thoughts on the matter.

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Mr Men books for grown ups: because nothing is sacred anymore

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Mr Men and Little Miss books have been in our lives since 1971 and are a big part of many people’s childhood memories but that may soon be changed…

The trend of humorous parody books for adults is still in full force- from Ladybird How To books to Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series, nothing is safe!

Roger Hargreaves’ Mr Men and Little Miss series have recently had the same treatment where Little Miss Lucky has her Hen Night, Mr Grumpy tackles fatherhood, Little Miss Shy tries her hand at online dating, Mr Greedy has a go at getting fit, and poor Mr Happy has to go to his office party.

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Michelle Obama Reveals Cover for Memoir

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We announced the coming of Michelle Obama’s memoir back in February 2018 and now we can finally reveal the official cover for her widely anticipated memoir out in November.

Becoming presents us with Michelle Obama’s life “from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address,” her publisher has said.

Michelle’s memoir will be printed in 24 languages and sell for $32.50 in the United States.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock coming to a television near you!

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A new televisual adaptation of a well-loved book is coming soon!

Picnic at Hanging Rock is an Australian historical fiction novel by Joan Lindsay set on 1900. The novel’s plot focuses on a group of students at an Australian girls’ boarding school who vanished without a trace at Hanging Rock, Victoria, while on a Valentine’s Day outing. The critically acclaimed novel was first published in 1967 and reprinted by Penguin in 1975.

A limited series of the novel is due to arrive on May 25th 2018, on Amazon Prime! It will star Natalie Dormer, Samara Weaving, Madeleine Madden, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis, Yael Stone, Anna McGahan, Sibylla Budd, Ruby Rees and Inez Curro.

Check out the trailer below.

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Trevor Noah is back with a new book!

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Trevor Noah has done it again! He’s back with a new humorous poke at the Commander in Chief of the good old USA.

Never one to shy away from expressing his opinions, thoughts, and feelings about… Well, anything… Noah and his team have produced a hilarious new book based on the Twitter ramblings of the 45th President of the United States.

As seen on The Daily Show, an illustrated portrait of the Donald J. Trump Twitter account, with analysis and “scholarly” commentary from the writers of The Daily Show and an introduction by Trevor Noah.”

Available for pre-order now and on sale 31st July 2018.

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Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter comes to television!

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Sweetbitter is Stephanie Danler’s debut novel, published in May 2016 by Alfred A. Knopf. The story is based in part on Danler’s experience of working as a waitress while studying in New York City. Sweetbitter follows Tess, a 22-year-old who arrives in New York ready to start a new life where she’s invited to train at one of the best restaurants in the New York City. Tess is throw into that adrenaline-fuelled world quickly, and becomes enamoured with the people and sense of belonging she is offered, but eventually learns who she can truly trust.

In various articles Danler has said that although she has some in common with the novel’s protagonist Tess, she is not based on the author: “[she] quickly became a character, and is in many ways much better and much worse at life than I was at that age”.

The adaptation of the novel will star  Ella Purnell as Tess, alongside Tom Sturridge as Jake, Caitlin FitzGerald as Simone, Evan Jonigkeit as Will, Eden Epstein as Ari, Jasmine Mathews as Heather, Daniyar as Sasha, and Paul Sparks as Howard.

You can watch Sweetbitter on Starz from May 6th 2018.

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New book adaptation television series to star Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict Cumberbatch stars in a new television series adapted from a critically acclaimed novel on Showtime.

Cumberbatch will play Patrick Melrose, the titular character of the new series, adapted from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author Edward St Aubyn’s novels.

Melrose, the main character, struggles with the damage caused by a horribly abusive father and a mother who tacitly condoned his behaviour. Each episode, written by BAFTA nominee David Nicholls, is devoted to one of the five novels.
The series will also star Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving as the parents of Patrick Melrose.

The SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic series will be directed by Edward Berger.

Catch new episodes of Patrick Melrose Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT only on SHOWTIME.

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The Private Lives of Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on the 7th of February, 1867 and died on the 10th of February, 1957. The American writer was best known for the children’s book series Little House on the Prairie (1932 to 1943), based on her childhood as a part of a settler and pioneer family.

A television series was produced in the 70s and 80s and was loosely based on Ingalls’ books- it starred Melissa Gilbert as Laura and Michael Landon as her father, Charles. She is still celebrated today all across the USA, with museums and honouring her, and her name marking her previous homesteads throughout the country.

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Astronauts promote literacy from SPACE!

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How can we make reading to children any more fantastic than it already is?

BY DOING IT IN SPACE!

The awesome nature of the universe and space travel, combined with one of the most every day events like reading a bedtime story, has produced something truly wonderful. From Kathleen (Kate) Rubins to the UK’s very own space hero Tim Peake, astronauts have been picking up children’s books and sharing them with us on Earth.

Patricia Tribe, the former director of education at Space Center Houston, came up with the concept along with Alvin Drew, the first NASA astronaut to read a story in space. The pair were hoping to encourage reading with children while simultaneously promoting STEM education: science, tech, engineering, and mathematics, and where is the best place to that? IN SPACE!

Check out the videos below!

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Stephen King Offers Free Short Story

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One of our favourites here at For Reading Addicts is murder-mayhem-maestro Stephen King. From his grizzly and gruesome horrors to his snappy short stories, his fans are never without something King to be reading.

Recently King has offered one of his short stories for free online. The story is Laurie and follows a man and his journey through the late stages of grief and a beautiful gift his sister gives him to help him through his pain. In typical King style it is richly written, with a story that sucks you straight in (no spoilers).

Follow the link below to read the free short story for yourself.

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