Sep 17 2008

SaTC for the young'uns.

I'd like to think this news is a joke, but it's the headlining article on Variety right now: Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has inked a deal to write two new Carrie Bradshaw novels aimed...

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Sep 17 2008

Susan Juby takes on a new genre.

Man, September 30th is going to be an v. expensive day. In addition to must-buy books (for me, anyway) by Lisa Kleypas and Tomoko Hayakawa, perennial Wordcandy favorite Susan Juby has a new book ...

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Sep 16 2008

Yikes.

Laurell, Laurell, Laurell...Dude. Did you have put the word "swallowing" right in the title?

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Sep 16 2008

Much like the vampires she writes about, Meyer's series just won't die.

Twelve chapters of Stephenie Meyer’s WIP Midnight Sun (a re-telling of Bella and Edward's story from Edward’s POV) were apparently leaked onto the Internet, and Meyer has chosen to post the draft ...

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Sep 15 2008

First the O.C., then the UES, now Palm Beach...

Sooner or later they will run out of American book series featuring semi-exotic locales full of filthy-rich PYTs, won't they? We're not going to be forced to watch a show about the crazy antics o...

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Sep 15 2008

Pharmakon, by Dirk Wittenborn

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Well-written but fundamentally bleak, Dirk Wittenborn’s Pharmakon traces the downfall of a unique American family. As the novel opens in the early 1950s, Dr. Will Friedrich, a Yale psychopharmaco...

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Sep 12 2008

Brave or foolhardy? It's a tough call.

Have any of you read Abigail Reynolds's Pride and Prejudice "variations"? She appears to have written several, each one featuring an alternate ending for the novel. Her previous stories are availa...

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Sep 12 2008

Lisa Kleypas book trailers!

I'm hypnotized by these:Okay, the Seduce Me at Sunrise one was awful, but the Wallflower Christmas one was kind of funny....

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Sep 11 2008

Supersaturated

Just in case The Hills star Lauren Conrad wasn't overexposed enough already, now she's adding "young adult novelist" to her résumé... and something tells me her books will be just as original and ...

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Sep 10 2008

Which Austen heroine are you?

I love the internet, dear readers. Take the Quiz here!

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Sep 10 2008

Nodame in Paris

The promo video for the upcoming Nodame Cantabile Paris arc anime is up. It's all in Japanese, but that's okay--Nodame's awesomeness needs no translation:This series will premiere in Japan on Oct...

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Sep 9 2008

David Anthony Durham

David Anthony Durham is a well-known historical novelist whose debut fantasy, 2007’s Acacia, is one of our Featured Book picks. Mr. Durham lives in California with his family, and teaches in the ...

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Sep 9 2008

Acacia, by David Anthony Durham

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As David Anthony Durham’s sprawling epic fantasy Acacia opens, Leodan Akaran, the ruler of Acacia, has begun to question the secret arrangement that ensures his empire’s prosperity: a horrify...

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Sep 9 2008

Win some, lose some

According to the ever-delightful Dramabeans, the production for the Korean drama version of Kamio Yoko's manga Boys Over Flowers has been delayed due to "casting and organization" issues, and won'...

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Sep 9 2008

The Confessions of a Shopaholic trailer is up...

...and, despite Isla Fisher's considerable charm, it looks almost as painfully stupid as the books it was based on:

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Sep 8 2008

In Memoriam

As regular readers of Wordcandy may have noticed, we took a break from blogging last week. This was due to the unexpected death of Wordcandy staff member Megan’s dad, Dr. Henry Drygas. We’ll go ba...

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Sep 3 2008

Will return on Monday

We will not make any further blog posts for this week due to a family emergency. We will resume normal posting on Monday.

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Sep 2 2008

Chapter five of Absolute Witch is up...

...and you can pick up from our scanlations page at your convenience!

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Sep 2 2008

Luz: Girl of the Knowing

Has anybody else been following Claudia Dávila's Luz: Girl of the Knowing? It's a weekly webcomic about a 12-year-old city girl, Luz, who's looking for information about sustainable survival for ...

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Aug 29 2008

At long, long, long last...

Today, dear readers, is a good day for this country. No matter who wins the next presidential election, we're going to be looking at something different than the traditional "two old white guys" ...

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Aug 28 2008

Yikes.

You know, I want to like Gossip Girl, but whenever I've caught even a few minutes of it online or channel-flipping at my parents' house, the acting always looks really, really bad. I mean, the act...

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Aug 28 2008

Holly Black's Kin

We have the cover art and official synopsis of Holly Black's upcoming graphic novel Kin, the first book in her The Good Neighbors series:"Rue Silver's mother has disappeared... and her father has ...

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Aug 27 2008

Re-live the glory of 1997

Awesome news, guys: formerly-defunct network The WB has revived itself as TheWB.com, and they're showing free, full episodes of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The site's slow...

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Aug 27 2008

French Women Don't Get Fat: the movie

Yes, dear readers, Hollywood would like to make a movie (a romantic comedy, no less!) out of Mireille Guiliano's diet-advice hit French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret to Eating for Pleasure.My mi...

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Aug 26 2008

In need of a little electronic babysitting?

If so, you might want to invest in this:Barnes and Noble currently has this 6-DVD set on sale for $35.99--not a bad price, considering the quality, entertainment value, and overwhelming wholesomen...

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Aug 26 2008

That long-awaited Hobbit adaptation starts looking up!

According to Variety, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens (the people who brought us the recent film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy) have officially signed...

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Aug 25 2008

Nothing but good times ahead...?

According to this article in the Daily Mail, broadcasters will be showing a brand-spanking-new adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (you know, the book about the hard-working, pi...

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Aug 25 2008

Scanlation update!

The new chapter of Banhonsa: The Spirit Returner is up on our scanlation page, and we encourage everyone to check it out--but we warn you: this series is taking a major turn towards Creepyville...

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Aug 22 2008

Riiiight.

BoingBoing is featuring a sneak peek at an abridged glossary of neologisms from Neal Stephenson's upcoming book Anathem. Seriously, does Stephenson want his readers to die of old age before fini...

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Aug 22 2008

Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging: the movie

I had no idea they were making a movie of this (and I see they've done a lovely job of translating Louise Rennison's excruciating sense of humor to the big screen), so this trailer came as an exci...

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