HAPPY FRIDAY! As a gentle reminder, The Royal We is currently on sale for $9.99, if you are a reader of e-books. Allow me to link you up:
- - It’s a Kindle Select Pick, which means that you can get it for your Kindle here
- - You can get it on iBooks here and read it on your phone or iPad.
- - If you have a Nook, it’s ALSO $9.99 on Ye Old Nooke here.
- - If you do your e-book-reading on Kobo, you can get it for $9.99 here.
We also have a Facebook page for the book, where you will be able to get easy updates on signings and events and whatnots, if that’s your jam. We were extremely excited to find out this week that we were #3 on the Washington Post‘s hard cover bestseller list, and we have you guys to thank for that — quite literally; I am sure all of you awesome people who came out and bought the book at Kramerbooks made that happen, and we are so so so thrilled. (FYI, we signed a lot of stock at Kramerbooks, and I’m sure they still have autographed copies left, if you want one. They ship everywhere and are super nice, so call them if you want one, and it can be yours! Otherwise, the book should be everywhere now. Again, thank you all SO SO SO much for your wonderful support.)
– Barnes and Noble has a juicy list of fictionalized biographies you might like. (I really liked The Paris Wife, and the Zelda one is on my TBR list.)
– Speaking of B&N, one of our Fug Nationals is currently putting together a literary festival and book fair in Columbia, Missouri, and anyone shopping at any Barnes and Noble on April 25 and/or on BN.com, and who uses the code 11572427 can support it. So if you’re going to B&N or BN.com to, say, procure a book about an American girl who falls in love with a prince just, say, hypothetically), drop that code and help bring books to people.
– This is an awesome piece on the dude who creates the fictional ad pitches on Mad Men. It’s SO interesting. (Vulture)
– And you are going to love this piece on Jezebel about the woman who does the costumes for Outlander.
– This is a beautiful and wonderful tribute to Gilbert Blythe, as Jonathan Crombie died this past weekend, heartbreakingly. (The New Yorker)
– THIS IS AWESOME: How to Beat the Cast of Dynasty in the Drinking Game “Never Have I Ever.” (McSweeney’s)
– Let’s read about hot hot hot Michiel Huisman. (Buzzfeed)
– This is an interesting piece about a nobleman who spent much of his life dressing as (and, seemingly, living as) a women in the 18th century. Spying is involved. I feel like this has to be only part of the story. (All Things Georgian)
– I have to quote Pajiba on this one: This ‘Spider-Man’ Short List Is One Way to Kill Enthusiasm for Another ‘Spider-Man’ Movie
– Again, from my favorite series on The Toast: How to Tell If You Are In a Shirley Jackson Story. “You care nothing for your family but are extraordinarily fond of, and protective toward, the jam jars in the basement.”– Vulture takes on the all important questions of what to watch when you just want TV on in the background. (My go-to is Law and Order)– Speaking of TV, Daniel Fienberg at HitFix did yeoman’s work running down fifty TV shows on the bubble, and what he thinks may be their fate.
– Over at The AV Club: How to navigate the weepy world of Lifetime movies.
– Per Lainey, there’s a rumor that Bradley Cooper is dating Irina Shayk. I don’t buy this one, for some reason.
– The Atlantic examines how fashion co-opted Coachella.
– This headline reads like Mad Libs: Mario Batali doesn’t believe Gwyneth Paltrow will ever get married again. WELL THEN JUST CLOSE THE BOOK. (Celebitchy)