There’s always a lot going on in the world of books—with stories being adapted to film, new trailers being released, and teasers from titles we’re excited for coming out! Here is a roundup of book news and interesting links that bookworms may like from the week that passed:
1. In light of going back to school, here’s a reading list from BookRiot based on the inspiring film for lit lovers, Dead Poet’s Society. Feeling uninterested this year? Watch the film to (hopefully) get into the groove of learning! We can also recommend the watching The History Boys for greater appreciation of words and art.
Screengrab from BookRiot.com.
2. Divergent fans will be excited for this. Here’s the first quote from Four: A Divergent Collection.
This series of stories tells the story of Veronica Roth’s trilogy from Four’s point of view, and will be released in the U.S. on July 8! We should get it around that time too. Image from http://www.mtv.com/news/1842202/exclusive-four-divergent-collection/.
3. Steven Spielberg will be adapting Roald Dahl’s The BFG to the big screen! It will be released in 2016.
4. You can now practice magic as if it were real at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios, Florida. The theme park will start selling wands that react to sensors around the area, thus imitating wizards performing magic!
5. An interesting read for the week. Stephen Marche from Esquire Magazine ponders on the book shopping experience, and encourages Americans affected by the Hachette-Amazon fight can take advantage of this time by visiting an actual bookshop. He encourages finding joy in browsing through and getting lost in the labyrinth of shelves. While we’d like to believe we don’t have this particular problem (yet?), we are reminded of the joys of pointless browsing, of not only picking up titles that you’ve already heard of and know you want to read, but of finding a new favorite where you never thought to look. Here’s How to Boycott Amazon from Esquire.com.
- An image from George Orwell’s original manuscript for 1984.
- A new Agatha Christie book will be released soon! Here’s the cover for The Monogram Murders.
- Jeffrey Brown‘s hypothetical scenarios of Luke and Leia growing up under the guidance of their father have stolen hearts everywhere. Vader’s Little Princess and Darth Vader and Son are adorable! Here’s the trailer for Good Night, Darth Vader, another chapter in the series.
- Lego Stories Tumblr page.
- Emma Watson has signed on to a new franchise, Queen of the Tearling! The book on which the movie is based will be released in July.
What’s Going On in Fully Booked? We’ve also got a few updates from the Fully Booked blog to include in the rundown:
- What’s in your Nuuna notebook? This week, calligrapher and artist Patrick Cabral shows us the intricate lettering and character design he uses his notebook for.
- This week, we introduce a new column on the blog! Lucy’s #LitGloss will feature terms used in literature and popular examples of each! Just in time for when school starts. Never stop learning! 🙂
- What was the book the changed your life? Camille from the Fully Booked Junior Book Crew shares her thoughts on Roald Dahl’s Matilda.