March 3, 2015

The Reading Book Post, March 2nd


Hello eveyone! This post is a part of a new column where each Monday I will post the most interesting literary news and articles I've found all week.


  • First of all, is anyone else also a big fan of romance? Then, you will be glad to learn the shortlist of The Romantic Novelists' Association Awards which were announced earlier in February. This gallery has all the nominees and the covers of their books. Interestingly there are 3 men among the 36 nominees in 6 different categories. Which is your favourite romance sub-genre? Have you read any of the books that were shortlisted? Personally I prefer the historical romance. 
  • Although it's against the rules, let's talk about The Fight Club. To be precise, The Fight Club 2 which the author Chuck Palahniuk gave the six first pages to the Playboy. The novel will be published in 10 issues and the first one will be available to public on May 27th.
  • The most interesting news of the week though are those concerning Catwoman. The DC superhero in the latest issue Catwoman #39 is revealed as bisexual. Genevieve Valentine, who is currently scripting the issues, wrote about it on her blog stating that "She's (Catwoman) flirted around it - often quite literally - for years now; for me, this wasn't a revelation so much as a confirmation".
  • Any Harry Potter fans here? This week J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013 was published by Bloomsbury. The book contains a lot of behind-the-scenes stories as well insights in the process of writting and editing the Harry Potter series. Interesting, right? 
  • Last but not least, a recent study at The Guardian has shown that JRR Tolkien books have dropped from the popular list of the teenagers in the UK. I am one of those that as a child grew up with The Lord of the Rings and I've always considered it to be one of the most suitable books for every child. That doesn't mean though that the popular books right now aren't that suitable, it will be a lie if I said that I didn't enjoy them too. Anyway, it's an interesting study to see how the tastes are evolving.
  • And a very fun quiz to make your day! Can you guess to which classics refer those 1-star Amazon reviews? I have to admit that some those took me by surprise.         

6 comments:

  1. Hahaha you just broke the rules!! Gosh, it's the only rule given and you can't even follow it? xD Oh gosh, I didn't know there are going to be a sequel! It's going to be insane.
    I'm not surprised that Catwoman is bisexual too. I kind of expected it.
    I am a Harry Potter fan but I can't stand the overall excitement of it. Weird, right? I don't like indulging so much on one thing, except for books. I'm weird like that. xD
    I think most kids these days like something that is much simpler and not too heavy. Besides, their attention span is not that long too. :D
    Anyway, thanks for sharing these news. I wouldn't know some of these things if I hadn't read this. :)

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    1. I'm so happy to share what interests me with everyone! :D

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  2. Haha, great post ;) I'm so excited to read J. K. Rowling's book :) I'm a huge Potterhead XD I took the quiz and I was really surprised at some of the books!

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    1. Wasn't it crazy? There were books there that you would never expect to even have an 1-star review!

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  3. Are you kidding me?! Seriously?! Who in their right mind could possibly describe a Jane Austen's work as boring!

    I must confess that it was hilarious reading how people see some of YOUR favorite books, for example that of Moby Dick; I kept laughing on my one while my coworkers were just staring at me. But concerning P & P I make my stand! :P

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    1. Moby Dick? I haven't even read Moby Dick hahaha! The Great Gatsby was a surprise to me though!

      Concerning P&P I don't really know what to say, since as you well know I've read it so many times...

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