Jul 28 2009

Drink like a vampire

True Blood geeks better start digging through their couch cushions, because HBO has bottles of Tru-Blood available for pre-order, and they cost a whopping $4 apiece. Also, this is a "uniquely carb...

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Jul 28 2009

Dial Emmy for Murder, by Eileen Davidson

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Dial Emmy for Murder might not have the genre-hopping appeal of, say, a Janet Evanovich novel, but it's a perfectly respectable mystery with an amusing hook and an app...

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Jul 27 2009

Vintage books are the new neckties.

The latest J.Crew catalog recently showed up in my mailbox, and it has a literary theme! The shoot was called "East of Eden", and the models were photographed reading (er... "reading") vintage boo...

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Jul 27 2009

Beach Reading Giveaway

The Wordcandy staff is happy to announce that we are embarking on another contest (our most extensive to date!) and we're posting it here on the blog a full day early, giving our blog readers a 24...

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Jul 23 2009

Charmingly unique, or just ridiculous?

Eh, flip a coin, right?AustenBlog has just posted a review of a book called Prawn and Prejudice, and they seem to really like it... although I'd read it based on the title alone. I might be bored ...

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Jul 23 2009

Is it wrong...

...that I totally want these little cigarette-box books, even though I've never smoked and I don't like these particular titles? Proof, once again, that weirdly-sized things placed out of context...

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Jul 22 2009

Want to see the Alice in Wonderland teaser trailer a day early?

I'm not sure it's worth signing up for Facebook just to see a teaser trailer one day before the rest of us, but hardcore Alice fanatics with Facebook pages might want to check this out: MTV is rep...

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Jul 22 2009

Anime for the masses

Even more Wordcandy-on-the-cheap goodness! I just got a VIZ press release informing me that the first 32 episode of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha are now available on Hulu, which means they are FREE...

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Jul 21 2009

Free stuff all over the place

The Sugar Network is currently running two book-focused contests: a Kindle giveaway and a "Battle of the Books" game with $100 daily (and $1000 monthly) prizes. Good luck to those who enter!

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Jul 21 2009

Jane Austen: now with 100% more tentacles

I'm still not thrilled by the [Jane Austen novel] + [random monster] formula, but I have to give Quirk Classics credit: this is the best-quality book trailer I've ever seen.Seriously, choose a d...

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Jul 20 2009

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes wrote her first novel as a teenager, and she’s written five others since, including the Wordcandy Featured Book pick Fate, Tattoo, and the 'Killer Squad' series. Her far-fetc...

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Jul 20 2009

Fate, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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YA author Jennifer Lynn Barnes has quite the talent for creating unlikely heroes. Her The Squad series features cheerleader secret agents, while 2007’s Tattoo and its recently released...

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Jul 20 2009

The Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief trailer is out, and....

...it is exactly what you'd expect from a Chris Columbus joint. Why, Hollywood? Why? Seriously, he is such a bad director. This series could have been so much fun (and let's not lie, I'm still ...

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Jul 20 2009

Annnd she's back!

Er... again.After her second (maybe third?) significant health issue in the past year or so, Nodame Cantabile creator Tomoko Ninomiya has announced that she will resume producing chapters of the m...

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Jul 17 2009

Not again.

Sweet. Cheesy. Pete.

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Jul 17 2009

G. Willow Wilson chats with KUOW

DC Comics writer G. Willow Wilson chatted with Seattle-area NPR affiliate KUOW last March, but (luckily for me) they re-aired the interview yesterday, and I have now added Wilson's comic book seri...

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Jul 16 2009

No accounting for taste

Speaking of vastly overrated books with serious marketing mojo, I picked up this at my local library a few days ago:This, dear readers, is a scrapbook-style book that serves as a companion to Fran...

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Jul 16 2009

Just what the world needs...

...a Twilight manhwa adaptation. Thank you, Yen Press.Note: I am kinda wondering about the random drop of liquid bouncing off of Edward in the panel above, though. What's it supposed to be--blood?...

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Jul 15 2009

And Stephen's opinion is the one that counts.

Heh. Stephen Colbert has weighed in on that J.D. Salinger "continuation" kerfuffle, too. Behold:

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Jul 15 2009

For your viewing pleasure

After a seven-month delay, the release date has finally hit for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and people seem to really, really, really* like it.*Although the Roll...

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Jul 14 2009

Bibliophile home design?

...or not, as the case may be.I'm a big fan of the home decor site Apartment Therapy, but sometimes I'm amazed at how impractical they can be. Take, for example, this area, which they glowingly de...

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Jul 14 2009

Comic book casting news

There's been a fair number of movie casting announcements over the past few days. Natalie Portman has been cast as Jane Foster, the love interest in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming adaptation of Marve...

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Jul 10 2009

Wolverine: Prodigal Son, by Antony Johnston

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In the grand tradition of alternate-universe fanfiction, writer Antony Johnston and artist Wilson Tortosa have created a shonen manga take on the popular X-Men character Wolverine. Their new series...

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Jul 9 2009

More budget-friendly Wordcandy fun...

Speaking of free stuff (always our favorite price!), VIZ Media is offering a free iTunes download of the first episode of the anime Honey and Clover (based on the super-popular shojo manga of the ...

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Jul 9 2009

Catherine Jinks for grown-ups

We recently noticed that Evil Genius author Catherine Jinks has been posting a free e-book on her site for adults. The story is called The Deck, and the site describes it as "[The] comic tribulati...

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Jul 8 2009

Nodame Cantabile: the saga continues

AnimeNewsNetwork has some info on the upcoming third season of the animated version of Nodame Cantabile, which is scheduled to air next January*. The animation and character design for this serie...

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Jul 7 2009

Cover art on the cheap

If you're a fan of classic book art, AllPosters has some awesome posters on sale. These three are all 50% off (each costing about $15), and the site is currently offering free shipping:

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Jul 7 2009

Jennifer Crusie's back catalog LIVES!

Ohohoho, what is this? Amazon tells me that Bantam will be releasing Crusie's long out of print title The Cinderella Deal as a mass market paperback in January 2010.Note: I would post a picture o...

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Jul 6 2009

Storm Front and Welcome to the Jungle, by Jim Butcher

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When it comes to pulp fiction, I usually think shorter is better. This is why I’ve always liked Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, but I love his graphic-novel reworkings of the same material. The...

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Jul 6 2009

I don't think I'll be able to handle this in 3D.

There's a new, official, HQ Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs trailer out, and this one features more Mr. T. (always a good decision):

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