May 25, 2016
What’s The Dig? Here’s The Dig: Fully Booked’s weekly digest of book news. Literary fuel to get you through hump days.
1. The truth about Hodor was finally revealed and George R.R. Martin had planned it along.
Although the TV series has moved beyond the books, George R.R. Martin still plays a big part to the show. In the latest episode, we finally learned why Hodor can only say the word “hodor” and it all brought us to tears. The beloved gentle giant of Westeros appears to have a premonition of him in the hands of the White Walkers when he was a young boy and has only uttered one word since. Hold the door, hold the door..Hodor! *cries*
Photo credit: HBO
2. The first look at Disney’s Beauty and The Beast teaser trailer
Walt Disney Pictures has released the trailer for the live-action retelling of a tale as old as time. In the sneak preview, we can see a glimpse of Emma Watson as Belle, and although the movie is set to be released on March 17, 2017, fans couldn’t hide their excitement anymore. (Days left until March 17, 2017: 295 days)
3. EW revealed the cover of David Bowie: The Last Interview
Melville House’s latest The Last Interview series features David Bowie’s last interview, and EW is honored to reveal its cover:
David Bowie: The Last Interview will be released on November 8, 2016.
4. The debut of Roald Dahl Rose
Aside from the first Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary being published next month and Dahl’s classic children’s book, The BFG brought to the big screen by Steven Spielberg—a gorgeous, peach-colored English rose named ‘Roald Dahl’ is launched at The Chelsea Flower Show. Roald Dahl was very fond of his garden and his legacy lives on beyond the literary.
Photo by Howard Rice