Jun 9 2009

From evil vampire to... less evil vampire!

Twilight fans and manhwa fans take note: The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Cam "Evil James" Gigandet will star opposite Paul Bettany in Priest, an adaptation of the well-known horror/Weste...

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Jun 9 2009

A sequel to Catcher in the Rye?

...not quite.Apparently, some dude who calls himself John David California has written an unauthorized sequel to J. D. Salinger's classic novel, and the reclusive author (who hasn't given an inter...

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Jun 8 2009

The Awakening, by Kelley Armstrong

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Kelley Armstrong’s 2008 novel The Summoning was her first attempt at writing teen fiction, and a rousing success. Set in the same world as her Women of the Underworld series, The Summoning...

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Jun 8 2009

New book from Jim Lynch

At long last, The Highest Tide author Jim Lynch has written another book. Border Songs is due out on June 16th:I am super-excited about this book (The Highest Tide was 100% awesome!), but I was sa...

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Jun 5 2009

Powells interviews China Miéville

China Miéville recently spoke with Doug Brown, one of the staff members from Powell's Books, about his new book The City and the City. Over the course of the interview he used the word "paradigm"...

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Jun 4 2009

Scholastic promotes Catching Fire

I'm impressed by this book trailer for the upcoming sequel to Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games:No bad acting, just tense music, shots of the cover, and a few quotes. Unexciting, but also non-emb...

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Jun 4 2009

Janet Evanovich's brave new world

Great news! According to the Times, Janet Evanovich is co-writing (with her daughter) a graphic novel for Dark Horse Comics based on her Metro Girl and Motor Mouth books. According to the article,...

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Jun 3 2009

Visiting scenic Forks

A Twilight-themed weeklong cruise? How has the world come to this, dear readers? How?

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Jun 2 2009

At long last...

Gakuen Alice fans take note: according to AnimeNewsNetwork, Amazon's Canadian site has listed an upcoming Tokyopop release of Tachibana Higuchi's earlier work, M to N no Shouzou ("Portrait of M an...

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Jun 2 2009

Eating James Bond

(Note: This idea is way creepier than yesterday's horror-story toilet paper.)Del Monte Superfruit Smoothies has created a line of limited-edition ‘licence to chill’ popsicles inspired by the stirr...

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Jun 1 2009

Inventive!

According to Yahoo! News, the Japanese have brought us another glorious new product: a horror story printed on toilet paper. Each roll of the paper contains several copies of a nine-chapter novell...

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Jun 1 2009

New Moon trailer's up

I really hope the CGI for that wolf transformation is still a work in progress, because WHOA is it ever bad.To be fair, that is a nice cake, though.

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May 29 2009

End of an era

What's this? That eternal manwhore Archie has finally made up his mind about which one of the two poor, deluded girls he's been stringing along for decades (and a staggering 600 issues) will final...

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May 28 2009

Erica Kirov

Erica Kirov is a Virginia-based YA author of Russian descent. Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass, her debut novel, is the first book in a projected series, and one of our Featured Book picks.

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May 28 2009

The Eternal Hourglass, by Erica Kirov

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The Eternal Hourglass, the first book in Erica Kirov’s Magickeepers series, introduces readers to a tantalizing new fantasy world. Kirov’s protagonist is Nick Rostov, the teenage son of the ...

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May 28 2009

Classic manga for the budget-minded

While poking around my local comic shop yesterday, I ran across this:This Astro Boy collection from Dark Horse is the size and shape of a conventional paperback novel (I originally thought it migh...

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May 28 2009

Emma Watson wears muppet skin

...or maybe poodle skin. It's a little hard to tell. Emma "Hermione" Watson has appeared in another bizarre photoshoot, this one for the French fashion magazine Crash. The photographs were taken ...

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May 27 2009

If the Witness Lied, by Caroline B. Cooney

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Caroline B. Cooney’s If the Witness Lied is a top-notch young adult thriller: suspenseful and atmospheric, with a solid line-up of appealingly flawed characters. If the Witness Lied is the story of...

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May 27 2009

A (messy) room of their own

There was a recent Apartment Therapy post about the writing sheds of various famous authors, including Mark Twain (v. swanky exterior), Roald Dahl (above--he apparently refused to have it cleaned)...

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May 26 2009

Bad idea.

Well, TPTB have finally made up their minds: they do want a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, but one without Willow, Xander, Spike, Dawn, et al. Oh, and without Joss Whedon, the man who took the or...

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May 26 2009

Illegal, by Paul Levine

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In the first three pages of Paul Levine’s Illegal, disgraced trial lawyer Jimmy Payne bribes a judge, (literally) loses his shirt, and ends up with a gun in his face... and the pace of the book ju...

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May 24 2009

Vision in White, by Nora Roberts

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As everyone who reads the Wordcandy blog knows, we have serious problems with the price of Nora Roberts’s latest book, Vision in White. What could possibly justify charging sixteen dollars f...

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May 22 2009

New clips from the upcoming 'Vampire Diaries' adaptation

I'm not sure what made me giggle more, the show's overall quality or that dude's eyebrows:But on the up side--the way, way up side--nobody appears to sparkle.

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May 22 2009

A Girl's Guide to Modern European Philosophy, by Charlotte Greig

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Charlotte Greig’s thoughtful, beautifully-written debut novel A Girl’s Guide to Modern European Philosophy hovers somewhere between the general fiction and YA shelves: the story’s heroine is very—...

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May 21 2009

Beach reads on a budget

Frugal (and environmentally conscious) Wordcandy readers might want to check out PaperbackSwap.com, an online service that allows readers to earn credits by sending their used paperbacks to fellow...

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May 20 2009

Free book-based movies GALORE

Those of you with kids (or those of you who ARE kids) might want to check out the Free Family Film Festival at various Regal Cinemas locations around the US this summer. Over nine weeks between J...

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May 20 2009

Sherlock Holmes, uncensored(?)

Ooooh, the trailer for the Sherlock Holmes movie is out: ...it looks a bit like "Iron Man In a Cravat", but that's okay, right?

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May 19 2009

Foldable-e-readers: gimmicky or cool?

I was reading an Unplggd post about the Readius e-reader, an upcoming e-reader with a newfangled roll-up display. Behold:I don't know anything about these machines (no info on price, etc.), but th...

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May 19 2009

Pride and Prejudice (Marvel Comic), by Jane Austen

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Well, I just got the second issue of Marvel's Pride and Prejudice comic book, and I think it's even worse than the first one. I'm not sure where to start with my complaints, so I'll just type 'em up as they come to me...

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May 18 2009

At long last...

... the Achewood shop is back open, so if you've been panting to buy a copy of The Great Outdoor Fight of your very own, now's your chance!

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