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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Jun 30 2008

Nana (film review), by Ai Yazawa

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Ai Yazawa's enormously popular shojo manga follows the adventures of two young women, both named Nana. Nana Osaki is a punk singer who dreams of making it big in the music industry (and surpassing the success of her ex-boyfriend, Ren), and Nana Komatsu is a simple-minded, sweet-tempered girl with bad luck in love...

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Jun 30 2008

Just what the world needs!

Variety is reporting that actress Rose McGowan is going to star in a remake of the atrociously bad eighties film Red Sonja.For those of you who haven't seen the original, Red Sonja was a nearly un...

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Jun 27 2008

Banhonsa Volume 4, Chapter 24

We've just posted the latest chapter of Kim Tae Yeon's Banhonsa on our Scanlations page. Please swing by and check it out--#Korean-Manhwa really slaved over this chapter!

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Jun 27 2008

Bargain hunters take heed

Barnes and Noble currently has a lovely boxed set of Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell available for $3.99. The book has been broken down into three volumes (each bound in a diffe...

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Jun 26 2008

Gah.

MangaBlog's Brigid Alverson recently interviewed ADV sales account manager Chris Oarr (the guy in charge of ADV's manga line) for Publishers Weekly, and NewsARama's Benjamin Ong Pang Kean just pos...

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Jun 26 2008

Hypnotizing...

I've recently started watching the anime version of the bread-baking shounen manga Yakitate!! Japan. The series is pretty good (although some of the jokes feel a little overstretched to me), but ...

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Jun 25 2008

The licensing opportunities alone boggle the mind.

Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios have acquired the film rights to The 39 Clues, a mystery series/online game that Scholastic Books is debuting in September.The 39 Clues is a planned 10-book s...

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Jun 25 2008

Man convicted of killing 'Curious George' co-author

A jury convicted Vincent Puglisi on Tuesday of killing Alan Shalleck, the writer and director of dozens of short episodes of the Disney TV show Curious George and co-writer (with original creator ...

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Jun 24 2008

Karen Abbot

Former journalist Karen Abbot is the author of Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul, one of our rare nonfiction Featured Book picks. According to...

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Jun 24 2008

Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul, by Karen Abbot

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Karen Abbot’s nonfiction book Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul is the story of the Everleigh Club, an infamous brothel that became a...

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