Sep 18 2007

Nora returns!

Well, autumn is rollin' in, so it must be time for another Nora Roberts trilogy. Her upcoming novel Blood Brothers is due out on November 27th. Here's the publisher's description:In the small vi...

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Sep 17 2007

I covet...

We've blogged before about Penguin's Graphics Classics reprints, but their recent edition of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers is so awesome that it's worthy of its own post:Dumas's story is ...

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Sep 16 2007

Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr is the author of Wicked Lovely, a YA fantasy that’s one of our Featured Book Picks. While Wicked Lovely has a lot in common with Holly Black’s urban fairy tales, Marr’s world is slig...

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Sep 16 2007

Wicked Lovely, by Melissa Marr

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Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr’s debut novel, is a YA gothic fantasy that falls somewhere between Holly Black’s gritty, atmospheric fairy tales and Stephenie Meyer’s angst-filled Twilight series. Marr’s book has its weak spots, but this modern Tam Lin adaptation is more than entertaining enough to overcome them...

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Sep 14 2007

Beauty soothes (my sinuses)

I have a brutal head cold today, so, rather than posting the book review that I promised on our newsletter (trust me, nobody wants to see me edit things while under the influence of cold medicine)...

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Sep 13 2007

Wear 'em with pride.

Check out this cute Madeline shirt, available for a paltry (okay, not really) $24.50:Aside: This has no literary significance, and I don't think I'd actually wear it, but I also really like their ...

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Sep 12 2007

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007)

We were very sorry to hear that Madeleine L'Engle, author of the mind-bogglingly awesome children's classic A Wrinkle in Time, died last Thursday. Ms. L'Engle lived to a ripe old eighty-eight, an...

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Sep 11 2007

An Infamous Army, by Georgette Heyer

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It's been decades since American audiences have seen decent editions of Georgette Heyer’s books. While British readers were enjoying the beautiful reprints Arrow Books released a few years ago, A...

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Sep 11 2007

Who knows?

We're always looking for new and different ways to store books here at Wordcandy, and this Invisible Shelf seems like an interesting possibility. Visually, I love it, and I can see how it would be...

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Sep 10 2007

The Spanish Bow, by Andromeda Romano-Lax

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In 2001, journalist Andromeda Romano-Lax began researching a nonfiction account of the life of the Spanish cellist Pablo Casals. While Casals's history was fascinating, as Romano-Lax did further research she discovered that there was another story—actually, several other stories—she wanted to tell...

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Sep 7 2007

To Scotland, With Love, by Karen Hawkins

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Karen Hawkins has written another story in her MacLean Family series--this one's called To Scotland, With Love, and it's about a thousand times better than her previous effort...

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Sep 6 2007

Mysterious.

I've been wondering: how do Korean Internet novels work, exactly? I was totally unfamiliar with this term until a few years ago, but then I started watching K-dramas, and they're all about the in...

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Sep 5 2007

Lucky, lucky English people.

The Sadler's Wells Theatre in Islington is staging a ballet adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones's novel Black Maria*. Here's their official description:Thirteen year old Mig’s family head to Cranbury...

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Sep 4 2007

Tomoko Ninomiya

Tomoko Ninomiya is the author of the fantastically awesome manga Nodame Cantabile, one of our Featured Book picks. Nodame Cantabile has been turned into a live-action Japanese soap opera and an a...

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Sep 4 2007

Nodame Cantabile Vol. 1, by Tomoko Ninomiya

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Smart, weird, and irresistibly funny, Tomoko Ninomiya’s Nodame Cantabile is one of our all-time favorite mangas. This coming-of-age story about a group of budding classical musicians will have particular charm for readers who’ve had some musical instruction, but Nodame Cantabile is worth reading even if you’ve never so much as plonked out Chopsticks on your neighbor’s piano...

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Sep 4 2007

Additional!

Achewood.com imagines Harry Potter's future, and it's not a pretty sight.

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Sep 4 2007

At least the cover art is cool

Seeing Redd, the sequel to Frank Beddor's The Looking Glass Wars, is out in bookstores now. While I was impressed by Mr. Beddor's original concept for this series (it doesn't pay to get too picky...

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Sep 3 2007

Looks kinda like an open grave, doesn't it?

Behold, it's Swedish artist Malin Lundmark’s "Library Bathtub":I don't know about you guys, but I'm having some trouble picturing myself relaxing against that huge slab thing.[Source]

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Aug 31 2007

Another day, another iffy film adaptation

BBC One is making a feature-length film adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's children's classic Ballet Shoes. This production will star Victoria Wood, Richard Griffiths, Marc Warren, and Emma Watson ...

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Aug 30 2007

Where does she find them?

Okay, I am now convinced that there is a place where you can have bad covers designed for you on purpose! Because, without fail, Jayne Ann Krentz finds the world's worst covers for her Ghost Hun...

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Aug 29 2007

Hot coupon action

In honor of our current Featured Book—Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer's Agnes and the Hitman—we'd like to point out that their shared website is currently featuring a coupon for a $3 rebate off the ...

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Aug 28 2007

Agnes and the Hitman, by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

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Agnes and the Hitman, Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer’s second romantic-comedy/action-adventure collaboration, is a much more successful effort than their first, 2006’s Don’t Look Down. Their love ...

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Aug 28 2007

Fake Books, Part 87

Awesome or insane? It's your call...The Curiosity Shoppe is offering these bookshelves (they're made from real books, and there are several titles available) for $40. On one hand, $40 seems like...

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Aug 27 2007

Pulptastic

Hard Case Crime has just released Fright, a "lost novel" by pulp fiction great Cornell Woolrich:According to the publisher, "[Fright was] lost for more than half a century and never before publish...

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Aug 26 2007

Bob Mayer

While we here at Wordcandy are only familiar with Bob Mayer's collaborations with Jennifer Crusie, he has also written over 30 novels under the names Joe Dalton, Robert Doherty, Greg Donegan, and ...

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Aug 25 2007

Even more Fake Books

Not only is this paperback-book-printed wallpaper butt-ugly*, it's also a whopping fifty-five euros per yard! Fifty-five euros! You could practically that entire stack of BOOKS for fifty-five eu...

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Aug 24 2007

Rowling out and about?

MSN.com is reporting that J.K. Rowling has been spotted hanging out in Edinburgh coffee houses, working on what her neighbor, fellow novelist Ian Rankin, described as "her Edinburgh criminal detec...

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Aug 23 2007

Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead has currently written three books: Succubus Blues, Succubus on Top, (both of which look pretty funny, although you’d need a fair amount of self-confidence to buy ‘em in public), and ...

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Aug 23 2007

Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead

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Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead’s first book aimed at young adults, is 100% pure slinky fun. This stylish goth-lite novel isn’t breaking any new ground, but Mead's fiercely devoted heroines make her book a welcome entry into the overstuffed teen vampire genre...

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Aug 23 2007

The Pinball Theory of Apocalypse, by Jonathan Selwood

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Jonathan Selwood obviously worked very hard on making his debut novel, The Pinball Theory of Apocalypse, equal parts amusing and appalling. Too many of his attempts to be shocking fall flat,...

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