„Things of interest“ is a weird succession of letters but nevertheless it’s probably the most suitable specification of what I’m going to do in this blog post that I can give you. (Bookish and not so bookish ones.)
A lot of things happened in the last couple of months. Negative ones mostly but we are going to focus on the good ones right now – again, mostly on the bookish good ones. Because I’m mostly a book blog (there it is again: mostly). It’s the word of the day for me.
So what happened in the book community? The Shatter Me book series (written by Tahereh Mafi) got a new book deal for three more books, Shadowshaper got optioned for film/tv, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’ will be brought to stage (multimedia performance), Neil Gaiman hopes for a The Sandman adaption if American Gods does well on the small screen and Anne Rice’s „Vampire Chronicles“ are probably going to get a tv series.
- Artemis Fowl is getting a film.
- Salt to the Sea is getting a film.
- Voldemort is getting a (fan-made) film.
- Little Woman is getting a film.
- A Place Called Waco is getting a tv mini-series.
- George RR Martins novella „Nightflyers“ got picked up for a Pilot by Syfy
- 35 of the most anticipated Fantasy novels in the second half of 2017 (by Barnes & Noble)
- Simon Vs. Homo Sapiens finished filming.
- The Darkest Minds started/finished filming.
- Chaos Walking is going to start filming in the summer.
- Stephen King and his son Owen already want their not-yet-published book „Sleeping Beauties“ to get made into a tv show.
There haven’t been as many of them as I would’ve liked but here they are:
Uh, and let’s not forget.
- an excerpt of Maggie Stiefvater’s All The Crooked Saints (pshh, it’s like a trailer, you know…)
See my post COVERS HERE, COVERS THERE, COVERS EVERYWHERE. (I named all the books and covers that were new to me.) And the covers were quite literally gorgeous.
- Emma Watson recommends books.
- NPR’s best books of 2016.
- Paperfury’s „How To Edit Your Novels“ and Loony Literate‘s „How I Edit My Novels„.
- Readers in Wonderland’s „Acquiring ARC’s 101“.
- Loony Literate’s Books + Cats.
- Buzzfeed’s Books You Can’t Stop Thinking About and Harry Potter feels.
- an article from author M. L. Rio about how „A Novel Is An Iceberg“
Articles (not so book-ish).
- How to „feministischer Alltagsaktionismus“ (an article in german).
- Gorgeous photo series that crushes stereotypes about black masculinity.
- a blogpost in german that I adored called „my acne brings all the boys to the yard (and they’re all mansplaining)“
- John Green is going to publish a new book in October called TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN
Also: I’m gonna do A Thing in July – „31 Days Of Watching Movies in July“. It’s gonna be great!!! Look out for it! ❤