Sep 17 2006

Marina Lewycka

Marina Lewycka is a tutor at Sheffield Hallam University, the child of Ukrainian immigrants, the author of six books on “aspects of elder care” and the novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukraini...

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Sep 17 2006

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, by Marina Lewycka

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The original cover of Marina Lewycka’s novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian was extremely tasteful. The background is a lovely grayish blue, and there’s a yellow border running down the edge, dec...

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Sep 16 2006

More from Hollywood

Hollywood is having another Wordcandy author lovefest! The new Eragon trailer is out, and it looks like it will be one of the big holiday films.

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Sep 15 2006

Movie Update: Fast Food Nation

So, last time we checked, we had a few pictures of this ill-fated project. But guess what, kids: today we have the trailer. Enjoy!

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Sep 14 2006

James Bond: The PG version

I've heard some surprisingly positive stuff about the new "Young James Bond" series by Charlie Higson. Still, I can't imagine how these books would work--James Bond novels are all about the sex, g...

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Sep 13 2006

Fanfic writers, take note.

The Harry Potter Lexicon, the go-to website for all true Harry Potter geeks, now features a Timeline of the Wizarding World. The timeline features hundreds of events in Wizarding history, ranging ...

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Sep 12 2006

Wordcandy loves Christmas books at Halloween

Jennifer Crusie has an all-new novella coming out on October 31st. It's called Hot Toy, and it's part of the collection Santa, Baby (which will also feature novellas by Lori Foster and Carly Phil...

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Sep 11 2006

There and Back Again

Aintitcoolnews posted an article this morning about MGM's desire to make a film version of The Hobbit, to be directed by Peter Jackson. Unfortunately, Jackson says that no one has spoken to him ab...

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Sep 9 2006

More Austen must-owns!

Along with the doll featured below, all true Jane Austen geeks are going to want to rush out and buy The Jane Austen Cookbook, by Maggie Black and Deirdre Le Faye. Written by a food historian and...

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Sep 8 2006

Gaiman movie update

The official homepage for the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust is up. There's hardly anything there, but it looks awfully pretty.

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Sep 7 2006

K. P. Bath

We held off on reviewing author K.P. Bath until we were sure that there was going to be a sequel to his first book, The Secret of Castle Cant. It’s not that we didn’t love The Secret of Castle Ca...

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Sep 7 2006

Morrigan's Cross, by Nora Roberts

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As anyone who’s had the misfortune of hearing me speak recently knows, I’ve been sick. Really sick. I sound like a seal with a lifelong pack-a-day habit. The only upside to the past week and a ...

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Sep 7 2006

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud is the author of the excellent "Bartimaeus Trilogy", a fantasy/alternate history series starring a terrorist, a fairly unpleasant boy, and a very sympathetic demon. In Stroud’s un...

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Sep 7 2006

Bisco Hatori

Bisco Hatori is the author of the gleefully silly manga Ouran High School Host Club. Host Club is the story of a quiet, unemotional girl named Haruhi, who is attending Ouran High as a scholarship...

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Sep 7 2006

Pamela Dean

Pamela Dean’s 1991 fantasy novel Tam Lin has recently been reprinted by Firebrand Books. Tam Lin is a creepy retelling of an even creepier old ballad, set in a college in the 1970s, and starring ...

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Sep 7 2006

Wordcandy loves the Bradbury

Ray Bradbury's classic short story "The Homecoming" was first published in Mademoiselle in 1946, and it's been a Halloween treat for readers ever since. HarperCollins has just released a beautiful...

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Sep 6 2006

Holy cats!

Yes, my friends, that IS a crocheted Jane Austen doll! Just what every household needs![Source]

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Sep 5 2006

Cover art that's practically made of ugly

It's heartbreaking, really:Why does Dover do this? I mean, they've released all kinds of gorgeous stuff--this week, they're putting out a beautiful book of Kay Neilsen's fairy tale illustrations. ...

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Sep 4 2006

Sheila Williams

Sheila Williams is the Ohio-based author of one of our Book of the Week picks, the enjoyably melodramatic friendship saga Girls Most Likely. Ms. Williams apparently spent many years as paralegal ...

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Sep 4 2006

Girls Most Likely, by Sheila Williams

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I confess—I didn’t think that I’d like Sheila Williams’s novel Girls Most Likely, being both turned off by the cover art and actively repelled by the purple prose on the back cover, which made the story sound like something by Danielle Steel. Happily, Girls Most Likely turned out to be far superior to its packaging...

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Sep 3 2006

So, turns out...

...there are less ugly editions of Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus Trilogy:Not that I would want to frame one of these, either, but they're infinitely better than the ones I own.

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Sep 2 2006

Beauty Pop

I'm happy to announce that Shojo Beat has picked up Kiyoko Arai's very funny manga Beauty Pop, and the first volume is due out on September 5th. Here's the official description:"Although a truly ...

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Sep 1 2006

Wordcandy loves the books of Jennifer Colt

Hey, all. Be sure to swing by Jennifer Colt's website and check out the sneak peek of the latest book in her McAfee twins detective series, The Vampire of Venice Beach. These books are funny, sma...

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Aug 31 2006

Suzanne Collins news

Still no release date beyond "sometime in 2007", but the fifth book in Suzanne Collins' super-awesome Underland Chronicles is going to be called Gregor and the Code of Claw, which is... kinda dork...

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Aug 30 2006

YAY!

We're back! Megan still has a boatload of stuff to unpack, her cat's mental health may be fragile for the foreseeable future, and I came home with a wicked case of laryngitis. Still, I arrived at ...

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Aug 23 2006

Be back soon.

Hi, everybody. The Wordcandy staff will be off on a road trip until Tuesday, August 29th (yes, we've all been shanghaied into helping Megan move). Have fun--but not too much fun--in our absence!

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Aug 21 2006

Wordcandy loves the retro cover art!

Check out these gorgeous Georgette Heyer mysteries from Arrow Books:Sadly, I expect those editions will only be available in the UK. US residents will get stuck with these:Eh. Serviceable, but p...

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Aug 20 2006

Back in the day...

Hey, remember this, Laurell? Back when you couldn't afford the truly classy cover art featured on your books now? When your budget was more Subspecies than Anne Rice?HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAO...

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Aug 19 2006

Peter Pan, part two

British author Geraldine McCaughrean has written the first authorized sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. It's called Peter Pan in Scarlet, and it's due out on October 5th. McCaughrean was chosen...

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Aug 18 2006

M. T. Anderson

M. T. Anderson’s self-described “thrilling tales” are sure to delight anyone with a nodding familiarity with kids’ detective fiction. Whales on Stilts! and The Attack of the Linoleum Lederhosen p...

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