Apr 21 2009

New Lisa Kleypas sneak peek

For those of you reading Lisa Kleypas's excellent "Hathaways" series, she's posted a sneak peek of the next installment, Tempt Me at Twilight. Still no American cover art*, but I'm interested to s...

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Apr 20 2009

Ah, Underworld. How I've missed you!

Ooh, news to warm my Underworld-loving heart: Kevin Grevioux (one of the co-creators of the Underworld series as well of one its actors--the fanged dude, featured at right) is working on a new com...

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Apr 20 2009

Jen Sacks's Nice to be made into a movie

Variety is reporting that Fox Searchlight has acquired screen rights to Jen Sacks' Nice, an eyebrow-raising romantic comedy about a timid woman who would rather kill her boyfriends than hurt their...

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Apr 17 2009

More Takahashi news!

Viz Media has sent out a press release announcing that Rumiko Takahashi’s new manga (which they call Rin-ne, rather than Kyōkai no Rinne, I notice) will be released simultaneously in Japan and the...

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Apr 17 2009

New Harry Potter trailer is up...

...click here if you haven't seen it yet. These movies have been uneven in quality, but I have high hopes for this one.

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Apr 16 2009

Berkeley Breathed goes to the movies

I was reading Go Fug Yourself yesterday afternoon, and I was so sorry to see that the adorably diminutive Seth Green has done something horrifying to his hair. (I'm sorry, Mr. Green, but no one is...

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Apr 16 2009

It's out!

Well. Sort of. I went to my local Borders last night, and what to my wondering eyes should appear but this:After purchasing the book and safely stowing it in the depths of my bag (because I certai...

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Apr 15 2009

Chaucer's England, revisited

The literary connection is negligible, but I've really been enjoying NPR's "The New Canterbury Tales", a five-part series that takes listeners on an audio tour of the same path Geoffrey Chaucer's ...

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Apr 15 2009

Seriously, how big are these kids' allowances?

According to Cinematical, Twilight fans at a Florida convention were willing to pay thirty dollars to get their picture taken with Kimbra Hickey, the apple-clutching hand model featured on the fir...

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Apr 14 2009

Takahashi title announced!

The Japanese manga magazine Shonen Sunday has revealed the title of the latest manga from Rumiko Takahashi: Kyōkai no Rinne. The story (lit. "The Boundary of Rinne") will center on Sakura Mamiya, ...

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Apr 14 2009

Colette on the big screen (again)

Huh. I didn't even know they were making a movie of Colette's Cheri:Despite being extremely pretty, that trailer conveys almost nothing.

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Apr 13 2009

Tribute, by Nora Roberts

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When I channel-flipped past Lifetime’s made-for-television adaptation of Nora Roberts’ novel Tribute a few days ago, I thought it looked ridiculous—the TV equivalent of spray-can cheese, with...

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Apr 13 2009

Man, what a bummer.

GYAH! British actor Michael Sheen has signed on to play one of the Volturi vampires in the upcoming adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's New Moon. Do you guys realize how I feel about one of the stars ...

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Apr 13 2009

More from Vonnegut

The AP Wire is reporting that Delacorte Press will be publishing a posthumous collection of short stories by Kurt Vonnegut. The book, entitled Look at the Birdie, contains 14 stories by the author...

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Apr 10 2009

The Mighty Queens of Freeville, by Amy Dickinson

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Amy Dickinson is the author of “Ask Amy”, an advice column that began in the Chicago Tribune in 2003 and now appears in more than 150 newspapers nationwide. In her bestselling memoir The Mighty Queens of Freeville...

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Apr 10 2009

An Offer You Can't Refuse, by Jill Mansell

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Jill Mansell’s An Offer You Can’t Refuse opens up with a plot device straight out of a cheesy fanfic: teenage lovers Lola and Doug are separated by Doug’s wealthy, manipulative mother, who bribes ...

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Apr 9 2009

I can't believe I'm saying this...

...but thank you, Stephenie Meyer.MSN Money is reporting that someone, at least, is doing well in this economy, and it's all thanks to you: sales of Twilight-themed merchandise helped Hot Topic's ...

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Apr 9 2009

Napoleon = cinematic gold?

According to Cinematical, there are two very different movies based on Napoleon's time in exile on St. Helena coming down the pike: Napoleon and Betsy, a historical romance starring Harry Potter's...

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Apr 8 2009

The Lab, by Jack Heath

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In his bio on the back flap of The Lab, first-time Australian author Jack Heath mentions his love of Milla Jovovich films. Trust me, this little tidbit was unnecessary—anybody’s who has ever seen ...

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Apr 8 2009

Who knew?

Several news outlets have written posts in honor (uh... kinda) of the recent DVD release of George Lucas's movie Howard the Duck. I've never seen this film, but I read the Slate article "Wauaugh!"...

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Apr 7 2009

Book sculpture

I'm torn, dear readers. Normally, I hate it when people destroy books (even really bad books), but I have to admit this hand-folded Cone Book Sculpture looks kind of cool. Hard to dust and, at $...

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Apr 7 2009

The World Without Us... the movie?

Huh. According to THR.com, Fox Pictures has acquired the film rights to Alan Weisman's The World Without Us. They plan to transform the bestselling nonfiction title into "a fictional feature [film...

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Apr 6 2009

Michael Crichton books on the way

The AP Wire is reporting that readers can expect two more novels from the late Michael Crichton, who died of cancer last year at age 66. HarperCollins will release Pirate Latitudes, an adventure s...

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Apr 6 2009

Georgette Heyer smackdown

Okay, one last piece of Heyer coverage and we're done (...for awhile). I went to the bookstore last night, and what to my wondering eyes did appear but TWO new Heyer releases—one from Sourcebooks...

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Apr 3 2009

Oooh, delicious cheese...

Check out this promo for Harper's Island. This upcoming CBS "mystery event" is loosely based on Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None:Heh. At first I thought it was so cheesy it must be fan-m...

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Apr 2 2009

Contest follow up

We just sent out notices to the winners of our Georgette Heyer Giveaway, so if you entered that contest, please check your e-mail.As always, we'd like to send our sincere thanks out to both Source...

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Apr 2 2009

Have they failed to notice that we are collectively broke?

Brace yourselves, fantasy fans, because the fine people at Tor Books have decided to split the late Robert Jordan's final work into three pieces.The three releases combined make up A Memory of Lig...

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Apr 1 2009

A teeny-tiny vampire on the loose

Have you guys been following the adventures of Pocket Edward?Best thing to come out of the Twilight fandom yet.

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Apr 1 2009

This not an April Fools' joke.

...but it might as well be:Some lucky Slashfood writer picked this charming 1974 cookbook up at a New Jersey booksale, and I am so jealous.

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Mar 31 2009

Spanking Shakespeare, by Jake Wizner

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Jake Wizner’s debut novel Spanking Shakespeare is the literary equivalent of a Woody Allen movie directed by Judd Apatow: five times as self-centered, sex-obsessed, and painfully neurotic as it is...

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