Books from PW Rights this week:
- The Red Pencil by Andrea Pinkney & illustrated by Shane Evans
- Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
- The Doldrums by Nicolas Gannon
- The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker (Shadow and Bone meets the Tudors? Hell yeah, sign me up! On my TBR now.)
- The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman
- Mom School & Dad School by Rebecca Van Slyke
Spring 2014 Sneak Previews from the publishers.
Penguin Random House issued their first official press release.
Apple was found guilty conspiring to fix e-book prices.
Sourcebooks and Scholastic UK are collaborating to release this picture book.
How Scholastic sells literacy to generations of younger readers.
Marvel is targeting younger readers with its "Share Your Universe."
Joyce Carol Oates caused some waves with her comments on Islam.
Did you know J.K. Rowling secretly wrote a bestselling crime novel? (Have you ordered it yet? I have, but I have a feeling the book is not going to come for nearly two weeks. Its sudden popularity made it much less in stock. :D). Read her response here!
What's next for author Nikki Loftin?
Holly Black on a podcast about the enduring appeal of vampires and her upcoming novel, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Here's an exclusive excerpt of the novel, if you're interested.
Suzanne Collins and James Proimos talk about the inspiration for the picture book, Year of the Jungle.
Victoria Schwab released the title of her new MG series.
Here's a recap of a #YeahYA event with Harlequin Teen authors.
Veronica Mars is being released as a mystery book series. With the Kickstarter generating so much money, I suppose they figured they'd have enough fans to follow into the book series (The plot of the first book in the series will begin where events of the upcoming “Veronica Mars” film end, and will feature an adult Veronica Mars).
Discussions/Other Fun Blogger Posts:
Bookworms have better brains in old age. Muahaha. YES, take that non-readers!
Why are we so hard on female characters? This topic always saddens me because even being aware of the double standard doesn't stop me from having those heightened expectations.
5 Blog Topics Readers want from authors. Seems like what I already see from authors. And: "...agreed that social media should be for cultivating personal connections, first and foremost." Hmm, I'm not sure how I feel about that. I like connecting with authors, but I think that emphasis is what often leads to drama.
3 Steps to reading harder, better, faster, stronger. I never read in bed for that reason...
16 Fancy Literary Techniques as explained by Disney. So true.
Ashleigh and Usagi from Birth of a New Witch discuss Non Binary Gender characters in YA.
Gillian from Writer of Wrongs has this fun feature where she bakes things from the books she loves. This week: french crepes in honor of Anna and the French Kiss.
Gillian also discusses the worst YA breakups. (Lots of great images & humor!)
Gaby from Queen Ella Bee Reads discusses her YA tunnel vision. Do you read only YA or other titles too, and how did you discover them?
Kimberly from On the Wings of Books is suffering from a book hangover. Are you? (Pivot Point was pretty fabulous, I must say.)
May Ling at Good Choice Reading wants to know whether you remember your dreams.
Asti at A Bookish Heart discusses whether love triangles are ridiculous or realistic.
Jenni, Giselle, and Amy of Book Girls Don't Cry: They Vent discuss what they'd like to see in book blogs.
Jenni of Alluring Reads also gives a tour of her bookshelves. So does Shelver at Bookshelvers Anonymous.
Angie from Angieville discusses terms of endearment in literature.
Jaime at the Perpetual Page Turner discusses how the outside packaging of books affects her initial impressions of them.
Taliesin Ascendant by Megan Joet Peterson (No GR?)
*Note*: I just became aware of Cecil Castelluci's Tin Star cover reveal on io9.
People are boycotting the Ender's Game movie adaptation, and Card seems to have made recent comments regarding homosexuality that have inflamed the boycott. Lionsgate responded with a statement declaring Card's views as irrelevant to the movie.
Chloe Moretz will star in the If I Stay movie adaptation while R.J. Cutler will direct it.
Want another look at the Divergent movie adaptation? Here's Tris and Christina jumping from the train. And here's an article featuring Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews. And apparently, Shailene Woodley does her own stunts.
Got a question about the Vampire Academy movie adaptation? Richelle Mead is answering them.
The Book Thief movie adaptation gets a release date: November 15.
Malindo Lo is giving away an ARC of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. Ends 07/19/13.
Amy at Book Loving Mom, as part of the tour for Frigid by J. Lynn, is offering a $200 gift card to Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Book Depository or any indie bookstore of your choice. Ends 08/01/13.
Gillian of Writer of Wrongs is giving away a paperback copy of Lola and the Boy Next Door. International and ends 07/31/13.
. Ends July 19th at 6:00 p.m.