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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Dec 11 2008

Even more Nodame

Following this week's earlier announcement of a third season of the anime adaptation of Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile, AnimeNewsNetwork is now saying that there will be two more live-action m...

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Dec 10 2008

Random (but exciting!) movie news

Dude, they're making a movie out of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, one of my favorite kids' books! (Does anybody else remember that episode of Reading Rainbow?) Cinematical is currently giving...

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Dec 10 2008

Wordcandy handles your holiday shopping!

The holidays are here, dear readers, and once again, the brave Wordcandy staff has been on the lookout for the coolest literature-inspired gifts... and, keeping in mind the current financial atmos...

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Dec 9 2008

Nodame Cantabile keeps up the awesome

AnimeNewsNetwork has announced that there will be a third "season" of the anime adaptation of Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile manga, set to air in fall '09. I'm totally obsessed with the curre...

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Dec 9 2008

Fables on TV?

Zap2it is reporting that Bill Willingham's comic book series Fables has a pilot deal with ABC. The pilot will be written by Raven Metzner and Stu Zicherman (Six Degrees), and directed by Heroes' ...

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Dec 8 2008

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

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I’ve had a copy of Suzanne Collins’s novel The Hunger Games since September, but there are two reasons I’m just reviewing it now: one, I’m still recovering from the massive let-down that was ...

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Dec 8 2008

Contest winners

Our "Win a Wordcandy-approved Supernatural Romance" contest is now over, and e-mails have gone out to the winners. Please check your mail, participants, and keep checking back for news about our n...

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Dec 8 2008

For once...

I am happy to report that Nora Roberts's latest book (The Pagan Stone, the final book in her "Sign of Seven" trilogy) does NOT feature an obnoxiously smug heroine. This is quite an accomplishment ...

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Dec 5 2008

Scrapbooking through the ages

Salon is currently featuring an interview with Jessica Helfand, the author of the new book Scrapbooks: An American History. Ms. Helfand is a graphic designer and critic who teaches at Yale, and sh...

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Dec 5 2008

Catty, yet true.

The Go Fug Yourself ladies have written a snide (but delightfully accurate) post about Kristen Stewart, the star of Twilight, discussing what a wonderful ice-skating routine the series would make....

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Dec 4 2008

So wrong. So very, very wrong.

But also? So very funny. I saw this on Roger Sutton's Horn Book blog (he posted it under the heading "I am so going to hell"), and giggled straight though it:Slash fanfic authors, take heart!

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Dec 4 2008

What happened, Gurinder Chadha?

So, Gurinder Chadha's (Bend It Like Beckham) adaptation of Louise Rennison's Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging is apparently coming out on video NEXT WEEK in the U.K. What happened? Did it come out...

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Dec 3 2008

Life imitating art

English mystery geeks take note: today is December 3rd, the anniversary of Agatha Christie's disappearance in 1926. The cause of the novelist's 11-day-long disappearance has never been proven (peo...

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Dec 3 2008

Pick your poison: Watchmen or The Spirit?

Which glossy, violent, mildly pretentious-looking comic book adaptation tickles your fancy? This one? Or this?Neither? Both? I'm voting for Watchmen. I have yet to actually enjoy an Alan Moore ...

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Dec 2 2008

Oh, Forks...

I'm not sure what I'm more distressed by: the fact that the Twilight series has made such a difference in this tiny former logging town's fame and fortune (c'mon! Meyer didn't even visit before wr...

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Dec 2 2008

Contest news

Powell's Books is giving away a full, 20-volume set of the Oxford English Dictionary (something I have always dreamed of owning). Click here for details!

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