Jan 7 2009

Thank you, fan-subbing gods

I asked, and whatever kind, generous, hardworking people are working on this series totally delivered! (I'd refer to the subbing group by name, but I'm not sure who they are yet.) The earliest fan...

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Jan 7 2009

Looking forward to the subs...

Dramabeans has posted her recaps of the first and second episodes of Boys Before Flowers (the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango), and her opinion seems generally positive--the show has its fair sh...

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Jan 6 2009

Sounds like 30 Days of Night: II

Myriad Pictures and comic book publisher Studio 407 are joining forces to produce a feature film version of the indie comic book miniseries The Night Projectionist. The story takes place on Hallow...

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Jan 6 2009

Alas.

Ed Chavez of Manga Cast has updated his list of cancelled manga, and there are distressing number of really great titles on it.

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Jan 5 2009

$5 says it smells like a Jolly Rancher.

Admittedly, it says it's "a delicious lavender and freesia scented perfume", but I have my doubts. I'd find out, but it costs a whopping forty-eight dollars, which seems like a lot for a scent aim...

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Jan 5 2009

2008: Wordcandy's Year in Review

2008 was, in many ways, a serious bummer for the book world. A lot of industry jobs were lost, some great authors died, and the projections for 2009 are not encouraging. But some good stuff happen...

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Dec 31 2008

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year's Eve, guys! The Wordcandy staff will be back on Monday with a full week's worth of reviews, book news, and new contest information. In the meantime, have fun, be careful, and don...

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Dec 30 2008

Catherine Jinks changes it up a little.

Catherine Jinks (Evil Genius, Genius Squad) is offering readers a fresh take on teen vampire literature, and I for one am super excited about it. The Reformed Vampire Support Group is due out in ...

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Dec 30 2008

The price is right

Readers with a high tolerance for reading stuff online can currently read Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries in its entirety for free on the HarperCollins website.

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Dec 29 2008

Movies not getting made (part II)

Twentieth Century Fox, which has long argued that it holds a copyright interest in the upcoming Watchmen movie adaptation, has won an important victory: a federal judge in Los Angeles has issued a...

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Dec 29 2008

Movies not getting made (part I)

Disney confirmed last week that they have declined to co-produce and co-finance The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader... and not, apparently, because the first two movies they'd...

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Dec 24 2008

Be back on Monday, folks.

The Wordcandy staff is taking a short vacation, dear readers. We'll be back on Monday, December 29th, and we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

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Dec 24 2008

Das Kapital: the manga

News sources (well, The Rachel Maddow Show and the AP Wire) are all abuzz about the unexpected success of a fictionalized manga edition of Karl Marx's Das Kapital. The book hit Japanese bookstores...

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Dec 23 2008

New Chapter of Banhonsa

A new chapter of Banhonsa has been uploaded to our main site.

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Dec 22 2008

A little look-see

We were impressed by Justin Gustainis's gore-filled monsterfest Black Magic Woman, so we're stoked to see the sequel is almost out. Evil Ways will be on shelves on December 30th, but if you're all...

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Dec 22 2008

Stephen Colbert hearts Jane Austen

As well he should, of course.In honor of Jane Austen's birthday last week, the Stephen Colbert-centric site No Fact Zone has collected Mr. Colbert's Top Three References to Jane Austen for your vi...

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Dec 19 2008

Baz Luhrmann to direct a film version of The Great Gatsby?

Say it ain't so, Cinematical. I love me some Luhrmann (well, I love Strictly Ballroom and Romeo and Juliet, and I'm on slightly-warmer-than-nodding terms with Moulin Rouge!, but I haven't seen Aus...

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Dec 19 2008

The Devil's Breath, by David Gilman

Speaking of books for teenage boys...

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Dec 19 2008

No books for teenage boys?

Roger Sutton, editor in chief of The Horn Book, recently wrote an essay for the Times about two buzzworthy young adult titles—John Green's Paper Towns and Kevin Brooks’s Black Rabbit Summer. I'm o...

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Dec 18 2008

More contest news, too!

I know, I know: we've had contests coming out of our ears. But this one's a little different: we're pointing you guys in the direction of the 5th Annual Menu For Hope, an annual fundraising event ...

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Dec 18 2008

Even more Tantalize news

There's going to be a graphic novel adaptation of the same material, tentatively titled Tantalize: Kieren's Story. I can't find much information about it, but Ms. Smith did mention it in a July in...

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Dec 17 2008

At long last...

...the sequel to Cynthia Leitich Smith's excellent (and totally gross) YA novel Tantalize is coming out! Eternal is due out on February 10th, and Ms. Smith is currently featuring an excerpt and a ...

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Dec 17 2008

Achewood fans take note:

Today's the last day you can buy stuff from the Achewood online shop and have it delivered by December 25th—and note, too, that Mr. Onstad does his best to support "those even less fortunate than ...

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Dec 16 2008

Contest news

Today, dear readers, is my beloved Jane Austen's birthday, and the fine folks at AustenBlog are celebrating with a couple of contests: send them an e-mail to enter to win either a free copy of Ama...

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Dec 16 2008

Behold: the F4, all costumed up!

The always-informative Dramabeans has posted several promo posters from the upcoming Korean adaptation of Boys Before Flowers:Dude, I am so excited. Everyone looks great, and we only have a few m...

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Dec 15 2008

X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer is up and running.

Seriously, casting Hugh Jackman in this role? Best. Decision. Ever.Because I'm pretty sure nobody else would have a snowball's chance in hell of selling it.

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Dec 15 2008

Take a gander at Where the Wild Things Are

Cinematical has posted a gallery of early images from the upcoming film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, and I gotta say: this movie looks gorgeous. I was worried about how Maurice Sendak'...

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Dec 12 2008

Hellblazer for the holidays!

John Constantine: Hellblazer is hitting issue #250 (the first Vertigo title to do so), and they're celebrating with a veritable feast of guest authors, including Wordcandy favorite China Miéville....

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Dec 12 2008

Contest news for the 14-and-under crowd

Nickelodeon Magazine has listed the nominees for its first Comics Awards, and now through the end of December, kids ages 14 and under can vote for their favorites, and two lucky readers will win a...

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Dec 11 2008

Pride and Prejudice, condensed

Behold: Austenbook![Via AustenBlog]

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