Feb 4 2009

Keepin' it classy

Oooh, even more Twilight figurines--and this time, they come as a two-pack!These little charmers are priced at the equivalent of more than thirty dollars. Aren't we glad to see that the Twilight ...

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Feb 3 2009

Dan Simmons movie moves forward

According to the SCI FI Wire, Warner Brothers has picked Scott Derrickson (director of the recent The Day the Earth Stood Still remake) to direct the film adaptation of Dan Simmons's Hyperion seri...

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Feb 3 2009

Okay, I love these.

Check these out:Dude, I would buy that Japanese edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in a heartbeat... sadly, it's not a real book.According to Cinematical, artist Mitch Ansara created the...

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Feb 2 2009

YALSA's list of great graphic novels

The Young Adult Library Services Association has assembled a list of over fifty great graphic novels for teens, and they've included several Wordcandy-approved titles, including one of our recent ...

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Feb 2 2009

It Started With a Kiss manga licensed

Hey, somebody finally picked up Itazura Na Kiss, the classic 1990s shojo manga that has been made into two enormously popular Taiwanese dramas and a anime. Digital Manga Publishing has acqu...

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Jan 30 2009

Bonnets are REVIVED!

Remember that post about the death of costumed dramas on the BBC? Well, apparently the BBC didn't mean it, because it has been CONFIRMED that they will be producing a FOUR-HOUR-LONG adaptation of ...

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Jan 30 2009

Movie news from around the 'net

Amanda Seyfried is going to star in an upcoming adaptation of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance...Jamie Bell will play the lead in Tintin and Daniel Craig will play Red Rackham......and they ...

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Jan 29 2009

Edward Gorey's screenplay

And speaking of delicious Dracula-related stuff, what is this?According to the product description:The Black Doll, a little-known and never-produced screenplay by the very well-known and often-pub...

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Jan 29 2009

Wordcandy loves the bargains!

Because an intro by Holly Black + Dracula + a dirt-cheap cover price = HAPPINESS.This awesome-looking edition from our beloved Puffin Classics is due out in early June.

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Jan 28 2009

Little Witches on the Prarie

And Patricia Wrede has a new book coming out, too! It's called Thirteenth Child, and it looks awesome-it's supposed to be a re-imagining of the settling of the American West, but with magic and st...

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Jan 28 2009

Dan Simmons remains awesome.

Dan Simmons (who is God's gift to sci-fi/fantasy fans, seriously) is taking on Charles Dickens:Here's the publisher's synopsis:On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret m...

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Jan 27 2009

Whoa.

According to the Arts Beat blog at the Times, Sara Nelson, the editor in chief of Publishers Weekly, the main trade magazine for the book industry, has been laid off, along with an additional 7% o...

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Jan 27 2009

Bonnets: RIP

According to an article in The Guardian, the BBC is sidelining its production of lavish costume dramas in favor of "a grittier look at the period and a new focus on other historical eras". (They t...

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Jan 26 2009

The Un-Outlander

Okay, so they probably will make a movie adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's novel Outlander, but that Outlander is definitely not the same as this Outlander:Just wanted you to know.

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Jan 26 2009

Wordcandy at Sundance

I'm hearing good things about An Education, one of the movies that premiered at Sundance. It's a coming-of-age story set in the 1960s, and it has quite the literary cred: it was based on a memoir...

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Jan 25 2009

Lauren Henderson

Lauren Henderson is the author of several books in the “tart noir” genre (and no, we have no idea what that is, either—it must be a British thing). She’s also the author of Kisses and Lies, the s...

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Jan 25 2009

Kisses and Lies, by Lauren Henderson

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Kiss Me Kill Me, the first book in Lauren Henderson’s series featuring 16-year-old Scarlett Wakefield, was an unexpected delight: a YA mystery that blended the guilty pleasures of the Gossip Girl series with...

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Jan 23 2009

Wait—there was a Hana Yori Dango movie?

And it came out seven months ago?!Dude, I am so out of touch.

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Jan 23 2009

More Pride and Prejudice comic book news...

Click here to take a gander at the upcoming Marvel comic book adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice... and while you're at it, take a second to point and snicker at that Anita Blake cover.

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Jan 22 2009

Nodame Cantabile: an update

A Japanese-speaking poster on the LiveJournal community The S Orchestra has posted a notice regarding Nodame Cantabile creator Tomoko Ninomiya's health: it appears she's been diagnosed with carpal...

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Jan 22 2009

Kitchen Princess, by Miyuki Kobayashi

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I've finally gotten around to reading the first few volumes of Miyuki Kobayashi and Natsumi Ando's manga Kitchen Princess, winner of the Kodansha Manga Award for children's manga in 2006.

Kitchen Princess is the story of Najika Kazami, the orphaned daughter of two world-class pastry chefs....

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Jan 21 2009

Any (moderately) rich Austen fans out there?

Behold, a "steampunk Jane Austen" necklace, on sale at etsy for $49.99:The necklace is made of a vintage pocket watch, with a resin-coated picture of Jane Austen and vintage pearl and rhinestone d...

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Jan 21 2009

Birthday gifts

Today's my birthday, and I feel like the universe is totally celebrating it. All kinds of Julia-approved stuff seems to be coming out this week--a brand-spanking-new president, confirmed(!!!) news...

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Jan 20 2009

Inauguration Day Reading, Part II

Publishers have plenty of (unsolicited, but cute!) advice for Barack Obama, too:McSweeney's has published Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama. This title, whi...

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Jan 20 2009

Inauguration Day Reading, Part I

Can't get enough inauguration news?Check out Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady. This book of poetry, advice, and letters to the brand-spanking-new First Lady (...

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Jan 16 2009

So wrong...

Behold! A new (to me, at least) Edward Gorey-illustrated book: the cheerfully inappropriate-looking 1965 faux etiquette guide The Recently Deflowered Girl: The Right Thing To Say on Every Dubious ...

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Jan 16 2009

Perfumania

Ooh, a smackdown!The people at fashion house Nina Ricci are suing whoever's in charge of that Twilight-themed perfume, 'cause apparently the apple-shaped bottle is a total rip-off of one of their ...

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Jan 15 2009

But will there be snacks?

Award-winning cookbook writer Mark Bittman, author of the bestselling books How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, is going to be visiting Powell's Books in Portland tonight...

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Jan 15 2009

Meg Cabot gives back

In an extremely classy move, Meg Cabot is celebrating the release of her last Princess Diaries book (Forever Princess) with an online benefit auction for the New York Library's Young Adult Program...

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Jan 14 2009

Kiss Me Kill Me, by Lauren Henderson

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While a discouraging number of C-grade Gossip Girl rip-offs cross our desks here at Wordcandy HQ, once in a while we encounter a story about rich teenagers behaving badly that stands out from the ...

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