Sep 11 2006

There and Back Again

Aintitcoolnews posted an article this morning about MGM's desire to make a film version of The Hobbit, to be directed by Peter Jackson. Unfortunately, Jackson says that no one has spoken to him ab...

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Sep 9 2006

More Austen must-owns!

Along with the doll featured below, all true Jane Austen geeks are going to want to rush out and buy The Jane Austen Cookbook, by Maggie Black and Deirdre Le Faye. Written by a food historian and...

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Sep 8 2006

Gaiman movie update

The official homepage for the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust is up. There's hardly anything there, but it looks awfully pretty.

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Sep 7 2006

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud is the author of the excellent "Bartimaeus Trilogy", a fantasy/alternate history series starring a terrorist, a fairly unpleasant boy, and a very sympathetic demon. In Stroud’s un...

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Sep 7 2006

Bisco Hatori

Bisco Hatori is the author of the gleefully silly manga Ouran High School Host Club. Host Club is the story of a quiet, unemotional girl named Haruhi, who is attending Ouran High as a scholarship...

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Sep 7 2006

Pamela Dean

Pamela Dean’s 1991 fantasy novel Tam Lin has recently been reprinted by Firebrand Books. Tam Lin is a creepy retelling of an even creepier old ballad, set in a college in the 1970s, and starring ...

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Sep 7 2006

K. P. Bath

We held off on reviewing author K.P. Bath until we were sure that there was going to be a sequel to his first book, The Secret of Castle Cant. It’s not that we didn’t love The Secret of Castle Ca...

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Sep 7 2006

Morrigan's Cross, by Nora Roberts

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As anyone who’s had the misfortune of hearing me speak recently knows, I’ve been sick. Really sick. I sound like a seal with a lifelong pack-a-day habit. The only upside to the past week and a ...

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Sep 7 2006

Wordcandy loves the Bradbury

Ray Bradbury's classic short story "The Homecoming" was first published in Mademoiselle in 1946, and it's been a Halloween treat for readers ever since. HarperCollins has just released a beautiful...

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Sep 6 2006

Holy cats!

Yes, my friends, that IS a crocheted Jane Austen doll! Just what every household needs![Source]

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Sep 5 2006

Cover art that's practically made of ugly

It's heartbreaking, really:Why does Dover do this? I mean, they've released all kinds of gorgeous stuff--this week, they're putting out a beautiful book of Kay Neilsen's fairy tale illustrations. ...

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Sep 4 2006

Sheila Williams

Sheila Williams is the Ohio-based author of one of our Book of the Week picks, the enjoyably melodramatic friendship saga Girls Most Likely. Ms. Williams apparently spent many years as paralegal ...

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Sep 4 2006

Girls Most Likely, by Sheila Williams

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I confess—I didn’t think that I’d like Sheila Williams’s novel Girls Most Likely, being both turned off by the cover art and actively repelled by the purple prose on the back cover, which made the story sound like something by Danielle Steel. Happily, Girls Most Likely turned out to be far superior to its packaging...

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Sep 3 2006

So, turns out...

...there are less ugly editions of Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus Trilogy:Not that I would want to frame one of these, either, but they're infinitely better than the ones I own.

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Sep 2 2006

Beauty Pop

I'm happy to announce that Shojo Beat has picked up Kiyoko Arai's very funny manga Beauty Pop, and the first volume is due out on September 5th. Here's the official description:"Although a truly ...

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Sep 1 2006

Wordcandy loves the books of Jennifer Colt

Hey, all. Be sure to swing by Jennifer Colt's website and check out the sneak peek of the latest book in her McAfee twins detective series, The Vampire of Venice Beach. These books are funny, sma...

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Aug 31 2006

Suzanne Collins news

Still no release date beyond "sometime in 2007", but the fifth book in Suzanne Collins' super-awesome Underland Chronicles is going to be called Gregor and the Code of Claw, which is... kinda dork...

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Aug 30 2006

YAY!

We're back! Megan still has a boatload of stuff to unpack, her cat's mental health may be fragile for the foreseeable future, and I came home with a wicked case of laryngitis. Still, I arrived at ...

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Aug 23 2006

Be back soon.

Hi, everybody. The Wordcandy staff will be off on a road trip until Tuesday, August 29th (yes, we've all been shanghaied into helping Megan move). Have fun--but not too much fun--in our absence!

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Aug 21 2006

Wordcandy loves the retro cover art!

Check out these gorgeous Georgette Heyer mysteries from Arrow Books:Sadly, I expect those editions will only be available in the UK. US residents will get stuck with these:Eh. Serviceable, but p...

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Aug 20 2006

Back in the day...

Hey, remember this, Laurell? Back when you couldn't afford the truly classy cover art featured on your books now? When your budget was more Subspecies than Anne Rice?HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAO...

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Aug 19 2006

Peter Pan, part two

British author Geraldine McCaughrean has written the first authorized sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. It's called Peter Pan in Scarlet, and it's due out on October 5th. McCaughrean was chosen...

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Aug 18 2006

M. T. Anderson

M. T. Anderson’s self-described “thrilling tales” are sure to delight anyone with a nodding familiarity with kids’ detective fiction. Whales on Stilts! and The Attack of the Linoleum Lederhosen p...

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Aug 18 2006

H. Beam Piper

Much like Ayn Rand, H. Beam Piper was a big believer in the virtue of self-reliance. (So much so, in fact, that he did his best to clean up after his own suicide.) His novels tended to feature h...

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Aug 18 2006

Laura Ingalls Wilder

There is some debate as to who wrote what in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. Wilder was an intelligent, well-spoken woman who wrote a newspaper column, but her education was erratic. Her daughte...

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Aug 18 2006

Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg is the author of several stunningly beautiful (albeit kinda creepy) children’s books, including Jumanji, Zathura, The Polar Express, and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. Van Allsbur...

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Aug 18 2006

Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s Dairy Queen is one of the most thoughtful YA books I’ve read in years. It’s the story of D. J. Swenk, a teenage girl living on her family’s near-failing Wisconsin dair...

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Aug 18 2006

Upcoming adaptation news...

Sony has apparently acquired the rights to make a film version of Isaac Adamson's Tokyo Suckerpunch, starring Tobey Maguire. Judging by the outline of the script floating around, it sounds like th...

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Aug 17 2006

Wordcandy Weekly Book Snippet

Excerpt from: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 , by Sue TownsendWhy you should buy a copy of your very own:Adrian Mole's neurotic, self-obsessed diary entries are painfully funny. (Emp...

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Aug 16 2006

More totally gross Fast Food Nation movie news!

Behold! Today we have pictures:I don't think anything good is going to happen to those cows, kids. [Source]

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