Jun 20 2008

Oooh... maybe he was an alien?

Or Bat Boy!Yes, dear readers, The Sun has taken a break from investigating UFOs and Elvis sightings in order to definitively establish the origins of Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy.

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Jun 20 2008

Thank you, anime gods!

Remember how I was hoping for a Skip Beat! anime? Well, I whined, and the anime gods delivered. According to Anime News Network, an anime version of Yoshiki Nakamura's story will be coming out t...

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Jun 19 2008

The Eyes of a King, by Catherine Banner

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The publishers of Catherine Banner’s The Eyes of a King have talked a lot about the fact that its author was only 14 when she started writing her book. Unlike the books of fellow wunderkinder Chri...

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Jun 19 2008

Terry Pratchett continues to be 100% awesome.

The English bookseller Waterstones has posted a lovely interview with Terry Pratchett on their website. The article was written by Neil Gaiman (who co-authored Good Omens with Pratchett) and feat...

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Jun 18 2008

Genius Squad: the non-movie

Check this out--it's a video trailer for our current featured book, Catherine Jinks's Genius Squad:No Australian accents, and some seriously implausible hair, but--all things considered--this trai...

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Jun 18 2008

Rowling justifies several Harvard tuition payments

NPR has an article up about J.K. Rowling's recent commencement address for Harvard graduates. According to report, everything went extremely well--Rowling was funny, the graduates were touched, a...

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Jun 17 2008

Out of Picture: Vol. 1 & 2, by Assorted Authors

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In 2006, a French publisher released the first edition of Out of Picture, a graphic novel anthology of 11 short stories written and illustrated by a group of animators from Blue Sky Studios. The A...

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Jun 17 2008

The Middleman

I don't have cable, and even if I DID have cable, I probably wouldn't be watching ABC Family... but now I might have to start. In addition to those upcoming Meg Cabot adaptations*, ABC Family's a...

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Jun 16 2008

Updates all over the place

If you're a fan of the two scanlated series we host, we are happy to inform you that we just posted new chapters of both Banhonsa and Absolute Witch on our Scanlations page. And if you're not fol...

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Jun 16 2008

Even more Heyer info!

Sourcebooks has announced that they're planning to release several of Georgette Heyer's mysteries next spring, starting with Behold, Here's Poison, Why Shoot a Butler?, and The Unfinished Clue. A...

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Jun 13 2008

And in other movie news...

Spike Jonze is really, truly, absolutely making a movie of Where the Wild Things Are. No, I can’t imagine it either, but MTV has pictures, so it must be true. The CW is NOT doing a Gossip Girl s...

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Jun 13 2008

Brendan Fraser: still out there.

Somehow I missed the fact that Brendan Fraser is going to be starring in the adaption of Jules Verne's novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. I really thought we'd seen the end of his career af...

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Jun 12 2008

Genius Squad, by Catherine Jinks

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I really enjoyed Catherine Jinks’s novel Evil Genius, but its little-kid-friendly cover art and gimmicky opening failed to prepare me for the story that followed—it was tough to recover from the shock of finding such hardcore creepiness in a book with a cover that looked like a Saturday morning cartoon..

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Jun 12 2008

If you'd be so kind...?

I keep hearing that NPR commentator and librarian-at-large Nancy Pearl is going to be featuring Georgette Heyer's novel An Infamous Army: A Novel of Wellington, Waterloo, Love and War on her highl...

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Jun 12 2008

Johanna Spyri turns 181

The NPR feature The Writer's Almanac informs me that today is Heidi author Johanna Spyri's birthday.I haven't read Heidi in 15 years, but it's been lurking around in the background of my mind late...

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Jun 11 2008

The Prince of Midnight, Seize the Fire, and Midsummer Moon, by Laura Kinsale

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If you like your romance novels high on action, low on plausibility, and full of darkly tormented heroes and heroines, check out Laura Kinsale’s books: they’re imaginative, they’re well-written, and every one of ‘em features a full soap opera’s worth of hardcore drama...

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Jun 11 2008

Laura Kinsale 2.0

The fine people at Sourcebooks will soon be releasing three reprints of Laura Kinsale's historical romances from the '80s and '90s. Kinsale has only written one new book in the past decade (2004's...

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Jun 10 2008

Twilight fans take heed!

The Twilight preview is out, and Edward's hair is magnificent:Aw, man... this looks so bad, and I know I'm going to see it. (I always do--I went to see Blood and Chocolate on opening night, and i...

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Jun 10 2008

His Cunning or Hers

The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) has a wonderful new section of their website—an area dedicated to works published for their Annual General Meetings (AGM). These pieces are the cr...

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Jun 9 2008

Irritation factor increase: 19%

The manga blogs have been abuzz with news of Tokyopop's recent "restructuring". According to several sources, the Los Angeles-based manga publisher will divide itself into two separate divisions: ...

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Jun 9 2008

Inuyasha to end

After 12 action-packed years, comic goddess Rumiko Takahashi is ending Inuyasha. According to the Rumic World website:"Inuyasha is set to end after two more chapters with #558 wrapping up volume ...

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Jun 6 2008

Signs of life

I am a wee bit late to this, but Jenny Crusie recently posted* the first chapter of Dogs and Goddesses, her upcoming collaboration with Anne Stuart and Lani Diane Rich, and I am happy to inform yo...

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Jun 6 2008

Gossip Girl in a hoop skirt

Rumors, the sequel to Luxe, Anna Godbersen's 2007 novel about Manhattan debutantes at the turn of the previous century, is now out in stores:I loved the cover art for Luxe, but I couldn't get past...

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Jun 5 2008

"Writing as Ian Fleming", huh?

The new James Bond novel is out, and it's written by some guy named Sebastian Faulks: According to the veerrry fine, veerrry pale print between the two authors' names (can you guys even read that...

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Jun 5 2008

Runaways: the movie

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel's Runaways series will be getting its very own film adaptation sometime in the (probably very distant) future. Series creator Brian K. Vaughn is writin...

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Jun 4 2008

The Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo, by D. M. Cornish

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Poor Rosamund Bookchild. Orphaned and odd, he just can’t catch a break. He's scrawny and curious in a world where neither is desirable. Kids pick on him, potential employers pass him over, and al...

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Jun 4 2008

Naomi and Ely's No-Kiss List, by David Leviathan and Rachel Cohn

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David Levithan writes about teenagers so well that I originally thought he must not be too far divorced from his own teen years. As it turns out, he’s thirty-eight—but his writing does an excellen...

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Jun 3 2008

*Scowls*

AintItCoolNews has posted some Yotsuba&! news--nothing about a definitive release date for volume 6, but they're featuring a Q-and-A session with Chris Oarr, the sales and marketing representative...

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Jun 3 2008

Expanding the empire

According to Variety, Disney's plans for Kingdom Comics are progressing nicely. This new division will develop graphic novels for film adaptation (and turn past live-action films into comics). It...

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Jun 2 2008

Studio Ghibli takes on The Little Mermaid

We're seeing early images from Hayao Miyazaki's upcoming film Ponyo on the Cliff:Ponyo is a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairytale The Little Mermaid. The plot centers on a gold...

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