Welcome to the sixth month of the year! I can’t believe it. It’s officially June and that means beach reads, porch reads, and even on the plane to vacation reads. July’s Camp NaNoWriMo is right around the corner and rapidly approaching. There are lots of new releases coming out in June, and very few books to film (actually I cheated, there were none, but Jurassic World kind of counts?).
Make sure you get out and enjoy the sun, but don’t forget your book!
the book report
Last month I highlighted a new celebrity penned book by Anna Kendrick, this month, let's talk about another wonderful actress, Mindy Kaling. This will be Mindy’s second book release, her first, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)", was a memoir and rated nearly four stars. “Why Not Me?” is a collection of essays that are sure to have you laughing. It’s scheduled for release on September 9th. Make sure to read the full Huffington Post article for more information.
Have you ever wondered why writers use fake names? Pen names? Noms de plume? Well now you can learn about some of the most famous and most active pen name using authors with a handy infographic. Dr. Seuss was created after a drinking scandal at Dartmouth. A common reason for them is for women to hide their gender. Many authors change their names to make them more pronounceable. Read about more famous pen named authors and leave a comment here with what your pen name would be if you used one!