Category: News

Literary Links: Aug. 2 – 8

Posted August 8, 2014 in News / 4 Comments
Literary Links: Aug. 2 – 8

Happy Friday, ducklings! After a long week, it’s finally time to kick back, relax, and catch up on the week’s bookish news! As always, I’ve got five interesting stories for you. 1. Portlandia co-creator/writer/star Carrie Brownstein has signed on to complete Nora Ephron’s unfinished Lost in Austen script. Based on a UK miniseries of the same name, this movie follows a modern Brooklyn woman who finds herself transported back in time and into the fictional world of Pride and Prejudice. Brownstein is fantastic, […]

Literary Links: July 12 – 18

Posted July 18, 2014 in News / 2 Comments
Literary Links: July 12 – 18

Happy Friday dumplings! After a long week, it’s finally time to kick back, relax, and catch up on the week’s bookish news! As always, I’ve got five interesting stories for you. 1. Pulitzer Prize-winning Nadine Gordimer passed away at the age of 90. As a white South African who hated apartheid, she is known for her novels that explore racial conflict in apartheid-era South Africa, and later, its transition to democracy. 2. Chicago had cow statues, Anchorage had salmon, and Buffalo had, […]

Literary Links: July 5 – 11

Posted July 12, 2014 in News / 3 Comments
Literary Links: July 5 – 11

Happy Saturday! After a long week, it’s finally time to kick back, relax, and catch up on the week’s bookish news! 1. The Millions posted their Great Second-Half 2014 Book Preview. I’m always excited when this list is published, and this installment features many titles I’m already looking forward to, and it introduced me to some books I’ll be sure to look out for in the coming months! 2. Amazon made an interesting proposition to Hachette authors: If Hachette agrees, their […]

Literary Links: June 28 – July 4

Posted July 5, 2014 in News / 0 Comments
Literary Links: June 28 – July 4

Happy Saturday! I hope you all had a lovely Fourth of July and are enjoying the long weekend. It’s finally time to kick back, relax, and catch up on the week’s bookish news! 1. An Oregon school board overruled the pre-emptive ban of An Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie from the English curriculum. When five teachers brought this book forward for approval to add it to the curriculum, the council denied their request on the basis that the novel […]

Literary Links: June 21-27

Posted June 27, 2014 in News / 0 Comments
Literary Links: June 21-27

Happy Friday darlings! After a long week, it’s finally time to kick back, relax, and catch up on the week’s bookish news. 1. After many Stephen King fans trying to purchase Joyland accidentally bought Emily Schultz’s novel of the same name, she received a surprisingly big royalty check. Instead of feeling bad about the mix-up, she started a Tumblr blog to chronicle how she is Spending the Stephen King Money. For each purchase, she posts a photo, the cost, a note about […]

Literary Links: June 14 – 20

Posted June 20, 2014 in News / 5 Comments
Literary Links: June 14 – 20

Happy Friday darlings! After a long week, it’s finally time to kick back, relax, and catch up on the week’s bookish news. Here are five fascinating stories from the last week! 1. BEA and BookCon announced some changes for next year’s format. BookCon will run for a full two days in 2015, and BEA will start half a day earlier to accommodate. Although I’ve seen some concern over what may be a shift in focus from trade to consumers, it seems […]

Literary Links: March 22 – 28

Posted March 29, 2014 in News / 7 Comments
Literary Links: March 22 – 28

Happy Saturday, readerkins! Start off the weekend right with five literary links from the last week. 1. Amy Poehler will serve as honorary chairwoman for World Book Night 2014! Her cool points are off the charts, and this makes me love her even more. 2. Alice Munro was honored with a commemorative Canadian coin to celebrate her being the first Canadian to win the Nobel in literature. Although it’s a silver five dollar coin, this limited edition coin is being sold for $69.99. I […]

Literary Links: March 15 – 21

Posted March 21, 2014 in News / 14 Comments
Literary Links: March 15 – 21

Happy Friday readerkins! Start off your weekend with five literary news stories from the last week. 1. Universal Orlando announced details of its Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion. Guests will get to ride the Hogwarts Express! Riders will encounter magical creatures, Hagrid on his flying motorcycle, the Weasley twins on brooms, and the Knight Bus in London traffic. I’m pretty darn excited about this. I’ve never been to Disney or Universal or any of those parks, but I want to […]

Literary Links: 3/8 – 3/14

Posted March 15, 2014 in News / 9 Comments
Literary Links: 3/8 – 3/14

Happy Saturday, readerkins! Start off the weekend right with five bookish news stories from the last week. 1. The Tournament of Books continued this week! I’m listing the results below, but click through to read the captivating commentary. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride defeated The Tuner of Silences by Mia Couto The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert prevailed against The Dinner by Herman Koch Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell beat The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri The Son by Philipp Meyer […]

Literary Links: 3/1 – 3/7

Posted March 7, 2014 in News / 3 Comments
Literary Links: 3/1 – 3/7

Happy Friday readerkins! Start off the weekend right with five bookish news stories from the last week. 1. The Morning News Tournament of Books started this week! So far, Life After Life has beaten Woke Up Lonely in the pre-tournament playoff round (I totally agree with this ruling), Hill William has beaten The Luminaries, and A Tale for the Time Being has defeated How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. I haven’t read the last four books yet, but I just picked up a copy of A Tale for the Time Being from […]