Welcome to This Week in Books, where we talk about the latest happenings in the world of books and literature! We’ve got cool links to J.K. Rowling’s newest work, as well as some science talk about the smell of books. But to begin, we talk about a book-to-movie adaptation that many of our blog-readers will be familiar with.
1. A book flick not just for the lovesick
So, John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars has now hit the big screen. According to Rotten Tomatoes, critics generally consider it a fresh pick for cinema goers, which is good news for fans of the book. And here’s something we found interesting: Slate’s exploration of the ‘sick lit’ (book) or ‘sick flick’ (movie) genres, and how “the film flagrantly defies convention” by bringing something new to the oft predictable trajectory the genre has taken in the past.
Let us know if you enjoy #TFIOS the film!
2. Who doesn’t love the smell of books?
We all know the feeling: walk into a library, or perhaps your favorite bookstore (ahem, ahem…) and take a deep breath. The magical scent of ink, paper, and who-knows-what is enough to get you giddy. But have you ever wondered exactly what makes up that heavenly smell? Compound Interest, a blog that uses infographics to explain chemistry in everyday things gives us the lowdown.
3. First two chapters of J.K. Rowling’s—oops, rather, Robert Galbraith’s—The Silkworm
Hypable.com links us to the latest work by J.K. Rowling under her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith.
4. What is ‘bibliosmia’?
Since we’re on the topic of smelling books, did you know that there’s a word for that? That’s right, it’s ‘bibliosmia’! In this article, the HuffPo blog suggests that every book lover should be acquainted with that, and 9 other words.
5. No time to read?
Reading: what a wonderful way to while a way the hours! But what if you don’t have large chunks of time to while away? Book Riot community contributor, single mom, and blogger Jessica Esquire suggests these best practices:
What book news have you stumbled upon this week? Tweet us @_fullybooked!