Oct 15 2009

The Man speaks

As a (woefully underpaid) Internet writer, I've been trying to understand the blogging-related changes the Federal Trade Commission announced last week regarding its "Guides Concerning the Use of ...

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Oct 14 2009

Money would be no object

How much are plane tickets to Rhode Island? Because I totally have to go here:[via ApartmentTherapy]

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Oct 14 2009

The Tripods on the big screen?

According to Cinematical, director Alex Proyas's next project might be a three-film adaptation of John Christopher's Tripods series--a trilogy near and dear to our hearts. A screenplay for the fir...

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Oct 13 2009

A high-end store sinks to new lows

I cannot believe this: Nordstrom is producing a line of Twilight-inspired clothing. Sure, we'd all expect this from stores like Hot Topic, Wet Seal, and the more cost-conscious department stores (...

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Oct 13 2009

All good things

heaves a happy sighWell, dear readers, Nodame Cantabile, one of my all-time favorite manga series, has finally come to an end. It took eight years and a 136 chapters (and I'm holding out hope f...

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Oct 12 2009

Rosemary Clement-Moore

Rosemary Clement-Moore is the author of the excellent YA novel The Splendor Falls (which we loved, and chose as one of our Featured Book titles), and the Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil series (which ...

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Oct 12 2009

The Splendor Falls, by Rosemary Clement-Moore

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One of my least favorite romantic clichés is the Relentlessly Average Heroine. Teen literature is full of these girls: boring, hapless “heroines” whose appeal is limited to some passive attr...

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Oct 12 2009

Meg Cabot loves Maud Hart Lovelace, too.

(As all thinking women should.)And speaking of those awesome Betsy-Tacy reprints, Meg Cabot recently gave the series a really nice shout-out in the Wall Street Journal.

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Oct 12 2009

An artist's canvas (shoes)

Wow. Handpainted converse with the Twilight actors on 'em, costing $125? Will this particular cottage industry ever bottom out? [Via my new favorite site: Regretsy]

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Oct 9 2009

Literary tone-deafness

I usually like Salon, but sometimes their stuff irritates the hell out of me. Take this recent article on Lise Haines’ new novel Girl in the Arena, which kicks off with the following lines:"Girl i...

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Oct 8 2009

The ladies love him...

The New York Times asks: Is Archie Andrews a bigamist? I ask: who cares?

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Oct 8 2009

Emma's reviews are in

And they're not pretty. AustenBlog readers have weighed in on the first episode (of four) of the most recent TV adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, and they're tossing around phrases like "huge disa...

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Oct 7 2009

Head's up

Just a reminder, dear readers:...comes out next Tuesday, and I am so crazy stoked.

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Oct 6 2009

Judy Blume overshares

...at least, we expect the friend she mentions in her response to the Deenie question in this otherwise excellent interview thinks so. That's the kind of anecdote that probably should have remaine...

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Oct 6 2009

Good clean fun?

So, the film adaptation for the first book in Darren Shan's Cirque du Freak series is coming out, and I'm not sure what to think:On one hand, the trailer is strangely hokey*, but on the other, tho...

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Oct 5 2009

All prettied up

Dude, they've repackaged Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books for adults!Actually, I don't know if they've done the whole series or just the titles featuring Betsy in her teen years and later, bu...

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Oct 5 2009

A manga in the hand...

If you don't like reading manga online, the paperback copy of the first volume of Rin-ne, the latest work from Rumiko Takahashi, will be out on October 20th. I've really been enjoying this series...

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Oct 2 2009

Girls on skates

If you've got anywhere between nine and thirteen dollars burning a hole in your pocket this evening (depending on how outrageously expensive your local movie theater is), you might check out Whip ...

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Oct 1 2009

Here's hoping they invest in better CGI than the New Moon producers

We've had a review copy of Maggie Stiefvater's novel Shiver floating around Wordcandy HQ for a few months now*, so I was interested to see that it's been picked up by the producers of the Lord of ...

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Oct 1 2009

Want to win a copy of The Other Mr. Darcy?

Then brush up on your Austen trivia, because Sourcebooks is having a contest to celebrate the release of Monica Fairview's new novel The Other Mr. Darcy. Beginning today, Ms. Fairview's blog will ...

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Sep 30 2009

Stephen King takes over the airwaves... again.

Yet another Stephen King book will be hitting the small screen--in this case, his novella The Colorado Kid is being turned into an hourlong TV series called Haven.According to Variety, "the projec...

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Sep 30 2009

A. S. Byatt returns

Hey, check it out--A. S. Byatt has written her first full-length novel in years, and it's due out next week:Beautiful cover, sure-to-be depressing subject matter... aw, we've missed you, A.S. Byatt!

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Sep 29 2009

The more the merrier?

Oh, look. Another book about Elizabeth worrying that she has lost Mr. Darcy to the charms of another. Just what the world needs!Five bucks says the central plot twist of this Pride and Prejudice c...

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Sep 29 2009

Minor points

Before I get to the complaining, let me first state that I am sincerely delighted Yen Press has picked up the license for Yotsuba&!, which is one of our all-time favorite series. Thanks, Yen Press...

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Sep 28 2009

At long last...

Wasn't M.T. Anderson promising to release this over a year ago?We'd say better late than never... but this is VERY LATE, MR. ANDERSON.Note: Also, what is up with burying Jasper Dash and The Flame-...

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Sep 28 2009

Tempting!

We still haven't gotten over Harlequin Books' expensive-yet-poorly-made editions of Georgette Heyer's romances, but we admit we're a little tempted by these:The above titles are part of Harlequin'...

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Sep 25 2009

Baking Bites goes big-time

Nicole Weston, whose Baking Bites blog has been destroying diets since 2004, has decided to release a cookbook. The book is self-published and will ship in late October. It contains 51 recipes, ...

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Sep 24 2009

*sigh*

It was only to be expected.MTV's Movie Blog has announced an upcoming movie adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's novel The Host.Are there any actresses out there specializing in glum fa...

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Sep 24 2009

If at first you don't succeed...

Since Jennifer's Body tanked at the box office, Diablo Cody has apparently decided to inflict her (highly questionable) talent for creating teen-girl dialogue on a very different style of story: s...

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Sep 23 2009

Highs and lows

Slate has set out to answer a question I've been wondering about myself: what's with all the recent articles proclaiming vampires some kind of "new craze"? Haven't they been a consistent craze? (T...

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