So the second biggest piece of news in the book world today – right behind Snooki‘s novel – was the news that copies of Huckleberry Finn will now be censored for the n-word. Instead, kids can now read Mark Twain‘s book about a young boy taking a ride down the Mississippi with Slave Jim.
Of course, the populace of Twitter weren’t going to take this lying down. Time for a trending topic! More
With A Shore Thing, we had to ask who the intended audience for a novel written by Snooki Polizzi would be. Especially since the entire book is so uncomfortably visceral. The answer is obvious though: this book was clearly written for us. More
Read some choice excerpts from Snooki’s novel, out Friday – “In the middle of a shimmy, her stomach cramped. A fart slipped out. A loud one. And stinky.” And so on. Pulitzer! (NY Post)
What’s that incessant wailing? Why, it’s the sound of a million creative writing majors weeping. That’s right, while the rest of us have resigned ourselves to rolling calls at Random House, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi has landed herself a book deal. The novel, tentatively called A Shore Thing, will tell the story of a young guidette looking for love on the boardwalk.
This is certainly surprising news coming from the woman who tweeted she was reading the very first book of her life earlier this year (do they not have lit classes in Marlboro?), Nicholas Sparks’ Dear John. Next up, Tolstoy! We thought we’d help Snook out by offering some chapter titles for the JS star’s debut: More