Jul 26 2011

Interview with the Vampire goes graphic

Yen Press and Anne Rice are planning a single-volume graphic novel adaptation of Rice's 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire, due out in fall 2012. Rather to my surprise, I really like this firs...

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Jul 25 2011

Snow White smackdown

Early character shots are out from the two upcoming Snow White movie adaptations. You have the Snow White: Joan of Arc version:[Source]And Snow White: Original Flavor:[Source]Pick your poison.

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Jul 25 2011

Read-a-thon

Five students recently set a world record after reading aloud from the complete works of historian and former Dominican President Juan Bosch for more than 300 straight hours. Their goal was to ra...

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Jul 22 2011

I've been burned by these things before, you see.

Trailer's out for Martin Scorsese's Hugo, based on Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Behold:Eh. It's pretty, but I have my doubts.

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Jul 21 2011

Takes all kinds

As we have frequently mentioned, we here at Wordcandy do not enjoy stories that feature suffering animals. That includes allegorical animals, which is why we've never been big fans of Art Spiegel...

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Jul 20 2011

Texas Gothic, by Rosemary Clement-Moore

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The title of Rosemary Clement-Moore's new novel Texas Gothic is misleading: there are no gloomy mansions or dark family secrets, and Clement-Moore's heroines have never been fragile. It would ha...

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Jul 19 2011

WAG literary taste

Aw: Sales of Harper Lee's 1960 novel To Kill A Mockingbird rose by 123% in the UK after David and Victoria Beckham named their new baby "Harper" in honor of the book, said to be Victoria's favorit...

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Jul 19 2011

For whom the bell tolls

Well, Borders is officially toast: the troubled bookseller has confirmed it will liquidate its assets. If everything goes as planned, going-out-of-business sales will begin this Friday and contin...

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Jul 18 2011

We will all be happier if this is an image-free post.

These Reborn Harry Potter Babies are the most horrifying things I have ever seen. I'd like to think the dolls are some kind of belated April Fool's Day joke... but whenever I click the link to re...

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Jul 18 2011

Typecasting

After avoiding it for some time, I finally watched the trailer for the upcoming Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. (For those of you wondering what the literary connectio...

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Jul 15 2011

Kiss of Death, by Lauren Henderson

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Kiss of Death is the fourth and final book in Lauren Henderson's Scarlett Wakefield mystery series, after Kiss Me Kill Me, Kisses and Lies, and Kiss in the Dark. While the first few books focused...

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Jul 14 2011

I do like the flying lobster spaceship, though.

Trailer's up for Disney's John Carver. Behold:Okay, that looks totally cheesy, but this is based on an Edgar Rice Burroughs (of Tarzan fame) book. Cheesy is to be expected.

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Jul 14 2011

Abandon, by Meg Cabot

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I was thrilled when I heard that Meg Cabot was once again tossing her hat into the supernatural romance ring. After all, her The Mediator and 1-800-Where-R-You? series are some of my all-time fa...

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Jul 12 2011

The Spaghetti Detectives, by Andreas Steinhöfel

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If we gave out awards for Most Misleading Cover Art, today would go down as the day Josh Berk's The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin passed the torch: Andreas Steinhöfel's novel The Spaghetti Detectives might look like a PBS cartoon aimed at pre-schoolers, but...

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Jul 12 2011

Back, and more painful than ever

If you've spent the past few years yearning for another book in Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, you're in luck (sort of): Rennison has recently kicked off a new series st...

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Jul 11 2011

The Dark and Hollow Places, by Carrie Ryan

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The Dark and Hollow Places is the final book in Carrie Ryan's nihilistic girls-vs.-zombies trilogy, following The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves. I enjoyed the first story in...

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Jul 11 2011

Tintin for the 21st century?

I will never, ever, ever stop finding motion-capture stuff creepy, but I'll probably see this anyhow:It helps that it's based on a cartoon, so the characters aren't supposed to look super-realisti...

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Jul 7 2011

The joys of legalese

For those of you interested in the nine(!) Wizard of Oz-related film projects currently in development, there's an interesting Hollywood Reporter article about Warner Bros.'s recent legal victory ...

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Jul 7 2011

Maladroit

I'm so happy this is a real thing:Yes. Snow White, perhaps the most famous poisoning victim in all of fairyland, is hawking the very food that led to her downfall. Way to go, Disney![Via io9]

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Jul 6 2011

Been there

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keri Russell has signed on to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Shannon Hale's novel Austenland. The movie will be directed by Jerusha Hess (best known ...

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Jul 5 2011

Sound advice

Aw, my beloved Cold Comfort Farm got a shout-out in Laura Miller's Salon article about Invisible Libraries, collections of books that only exist within works of fiction. (Books like the guidebook...

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Jul 5 2011

Travel to faraway places...

I want these (particularly the Hogwarts one):Maybe not to the extent of selling a kidney, but seriously close.[Via io9]

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Jun 30 2011

Two-for-one

I've never read Michael Morpurgo's novel War Horse (I don't like wartime tearjerkers or sad animal stories, and this sucker manages to be both), and I am now 100% certain I won't be seeing the mov...

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Jun 29 2011

Sing-a-long with LeVar Burton

Um. I'm not sure I can sign off on the idea of a Reading Rainbow flash mob, where an unknown number of participants gather to sing the show's theme song. Reading Rainbow was a big part of my chi...

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Jun 28 2011

High art

I can't believe I'm so stoked about a video game novelization (particularly for a game I've never played), but this one—written by internationally successful author Miyuki Miyabe—just looks so coo...

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Jun 28 2011

Bridget Jones's Twitter feed

Helen Fielding is one of those authors who clearly made enough money to never work again, so I guess it's understandable that she hasn't published anything since 2009's Ox-tales, a collection of s...

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Jun 27 2011

Signs of life

After the better part of a year, Lisa Kleypas is back: she's offering a sneak peek of her upcoming contemporary romance Rainshadow Road (not out until January, sadly), as well as an August re-rele...

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Jun 27 2011

Somewhere, a studio executive is crying.

Here's the latest trailer for the Captain America: The First Avenger movie. How did they pass up on a 4th of July weekend release? Seriously, how?

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Jun 24 2011

Leading lady material

Well, this makes me slightly more inclined to see it: Emma Stone has apparently been offered the lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (Admittedly, this on...

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Jun 21 2011

Moneyball on the big screen

The trailer's out for the film adaptation of Michael Lewis's 2003 book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Behold:I have zero interest in baseball, but I support anything that requires ...

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