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Here comes summer and to celebrate we have a special treat -- a special game that was designed for us by Jim Gladstone, author of a book just out called GLADSTONE'S GAMES TO GO. See details below on how you can enter a contest associated with the game! This is the book to buy NOW to get ready for summer car and plane trips, as well as those idyllic afternoons at the beach, lake or pool.

Many of you read THE NOTEBOOK when it came out in 1996 (coincidentally the same year was founded). Over the years you have asked about when the movie of the book is coming out. The answer: June 25th. I went to a screening a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. There were moments I was trying to swallow the lump in my throat and yes, I wiped away some tears; there were others when I was laughing --- a lot. It's very nicely done and I do not think fans of the book will be disappointed. For those of you who have read the book, you may want to do a quick re-read in anticipation of the movie. If you are in a book club, you may want to schedule a book/movie meeting! Early next week we will be sharing news with you about advance screening opportunities in some major cities --- and a contest. Watch your mailboxes for details.

I work home in New Jersey on Fridays (no Jersey jokes please). It's easier for me to write here and I have an aversion to New York traffic on a Friday when everyone in the city seems to head out to their country house. Usually this is the day that every lawn service picks to mow. The entire day is punctuated with vrooooooom of the mower, which they drive like we are at Indy, and the edging tools. (We mow our own lawn these days.) Today my neighbor decided to thin the trees on his property. After 6 hours of chainsaws and chipping, I have decided I like the lawn guys better. At least they leave faster!

This week our lineup has five interviews. The first is with Rick Riordan, the author of SOUTHTOWN, who is one of our suspense/thriller authors. Bethanne Patrick interviewed Marian Keyes where she talks about THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY. Ridley Pearson shared an interview with us where he talks about THE BODY OF DAVID HAYES. And we have interviews with two debut authors who I am just wild about, Katherine Leiner, who wrote DIGGING OUT and Carl Lennertz, whose CURSED BY A HAPPY CHILDHOOD hit stores this week.