Jul 17 2008

Ask, and ye shall receive

Cover's out for the upcoming Jennifer Crusie collaboration:Eh. I'm not feeling the Charlie's Angels vibe of those silhouettes, but I suppose it could be worse. Anyway, Amazon has posted a release ...

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Jul 16 2008

Wicked: the book/musical/movie

The internet is abuzz with news of an upcoming big-screen adaptation of Gregory Maguire's Wizard of Oz retelling Wicked. There seems to be some question as to whether the film will be based on th...

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Jul 16 2008

Speaking of cons...

...news coverage of the San Diego Comic-Con (July 24-27) is kicking into gear. Variety has two interesting articles up--one focusing on Hollywood's interest in the convention, and another on two ...

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Jul 15 2008

Keepin' the economy afloat

I was happy to see that Anime Expo (the largest anime-oriented show in the country) did reasonably well this year. After two years of stagnant attendance rates, numbers were actually UP about 5% f...

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Jul 15 2008

Don't forget, Joss Whedon fans...

Today is the first day of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog!

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Jul 14 2008

Likely Story: Book One, by David Van Etten

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David Van Etten*’s Likely Story is the story of Mallory, the teenage daughter of a famous(ly bad) soap opera star. Mallory’s mother is the ultimate drama queen, but her daughter’s talen...

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Jul 14 2008

Headache

I was convinced this had to be an April Fools' Day joke, but apparently I was wrong.

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Jul 12 2008

Lady of Quality, by Georgette Heyer

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Georgette Heyer’s novels Lady of Quality and Black Sheep have a lot in common: both books are set in Bath, their plots center around similar dilemmas, and they each feature a wealthy, unconve...

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Jul 11 2008

Weird bunch

In honor of the theatrical release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, I gathered up several of the odd commercials that have been showing this month on TV to promote the movie. I'm torn on which one ...

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Jul 11 2008

Fact of Life #31, by Denise Vega

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High-school junior Kat Flynn loves her after-school job, even if it is a little unconventional. She works at her mother's midwife birthing center, intermixing secretarial work with helping prospec...

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Jul 10 2008

Bodice-ripper, anyone?

I know it's late in the day, but this was just too good to hold onto until tomorrow:Hee hee hee.Seriously? A dude in an open shirt, clutching a nightgown-clad (and kinda bored-looking) woman to h...

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Jul 10 2008

Rumblings

Last month Yulianka noted some signs of life from Jennifer Cruise, including the first chapter of her next collaborative novel, Dogs and Goddesses."Once upon a time, three writers decided to do a ...

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Jul 10 2008

Next up!

AnimeNewsNetwork has announced that the next project from Kazune Kawahara, author of the popular shojo manga High School Debut, is going to be called Aozora Yell ("Blue-Sky Yell"), and will launch...

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Jul 9 2008

Friday's Child, by Georgette Heyer

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When Lord Sheringham, the hero of Georgette Heyer’s Friday’s Child, proposes marriage to the beautiful Miss Milbourne, she turns him down flat. Furious (partially because she spurned him, bu...

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Jul 9 2008

Ah, the joys of 1987...

Actually, a lot of this gameplay looks like it comes from the eighties, too.

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Jul 9 2008

Beach reading

Several Wordcandy-approved romance novelists have released books in the past few weeks, so if you've got an economic stimulus package burning a hole in your pocket and a beach visit or a plane tri...

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Jul 8 2008

B-movie

The trailer for the film adaptation of José Saramago's novel Blindness is out:I won't be the first person to say this, but this looks like a total remake of John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids....

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Jul 8 2008

Romance week

Last week it was suspense, this week it's romance. We'll be featuring THREE Georgette Heyer titles on the main site this week (count 'em!), and titles from Karen Neches, David Van Etten, and Denis...

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Jul 7 2008

Georgette Heyer giveaway!

And in celebration of Ms. Heyer's NPR triumph, we're announcing another contest:

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Jul 7 2008

Georgette Heyer is one step closer to (posthumously) ruling the world...

...thanks to NPR commentator and super-librarian Nancy Pearl. Ms. Pearl is featuring Wordcandy goddess Georgette Heyer's Regency-era novel An Infamous Army as part of her recommended summer readi...

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Jul 4 2008

Tana French

Tana French is a Dublin-based writer and former actress, and the author of the New York Times bestseller In The Woods, one of our Featured Book picks.

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Jul 4 2008

In The Woods, by Tana French

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Tana French’s bestselling novel In the Woods opens with a never-solved mystery: three children in 1970s Ireland vanish from their suburban neighborhood. One is found, but he has no memory of what happene...

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Jul 4 2008

Moscow Rules, by Daniel Silva

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Daniel Silva’s upcoming novel Moscow Rules (due out July 22) is his eighth novel to feature art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon. As this installment opens, Allon’s honeymo...

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Jul 4 2008

Streams of Babel, by Carol Plum-Ucci

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Carol Plum-Ucci’s Streams of Babel kicks off with a bang and never stops moving. When two women die of brain aneurysms within hours of one another in the New Jersey suburb of Trinity Falls, it ra...

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Jul 3 2008

No trailer yet, but...

Cinematical has an article up featuring links to several pictures from the upcoming film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and I'd just like to say that I totally covet Luna's ...

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Jul 3 2008

The Fourth Watcher, by Timothy Hallinan

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Timothy Hallinan’s The Fourth Watcher is his second book to feature American travel writer Poke Rafferty. After abandoning his Looking For Trouble series of travel books, Rafferty has settled...

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Jul 2 2008

Slayers Revolution

The fourth anime series inspired by Hajime Kanzaka and Rui Araizumi's comedy/fantasy Slayers novels premiers today in Japan! The anime is called Slayers Revolution, and apparently it picks up shor...

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Jul 2 2008

Bella's Ball: Friday, August 1st

Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon has decided to give Breaking Dawn, the conclusion to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, the full Harry Potter-midnight release party treatment:"On Friday, August 1...

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Jul 1 2008

Mercy Street, by Mariah Stewart

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Mariah Stewart’s new novel Mercy Street is the first book in her Mercy Street Foundation series. The story centers on a shooting in a small Pennsylvania town: four high school seniors—three boys...

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Jul 1 2008

Suspense week

In honor of July 4th (the traditional weekend for big action film releases here in the States), we've decided to feature a variety of mystery/suspense reviews on both the blog and the main site th...

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