June 15, 2015

The Reading Book Post, June 15th

The Reading Book Post with all the literary news of the previous week

Hello, everyone! I was so happy that this week I was nominated for the Beautiful Bloggers Award. This Thursday The Reading Armchair will also be featured in Melissa's blog, Around the World in Books, so be sure to check it out! But, as usual, let's see what happened in the literary world during the previous week.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has its 150th anniversary this year. To celebrate it, some new translations will be published. Among them, there will be a translation in emoji, Gothic, as well as Scouse (the dialect of Liverpool) and Pashto (Afgan language).


  • David Mitchell was selected to be the next author to write and deposit a new novel in Katie Paterson's Future Library. This is a project, in which the selected authors will have one year to write a book without any rules or restrictions, and an anthology will be published with these works in 100 years. The first author to contribute was Margaret Atwood. 


  • Rhianna Pratchett confirmed that The Shepherd's Crown will be the last Discworld novel. She said the series was his father's legacy and it was sacred to him. The Shepherd's Crown is due on August 27th.


  • John Cleese has written an autobiography, So Anyway. Read an excerpt from it, in which Cleese talks about his father. 


  • Corey Pressman has a new project called Poetry for Robots, in which he questions the result of using poetry and metaphors as metadata. This is very interesting and I'd like to see the actual results.


  • During the Agatha Christie festival, recipes from the famous author's novels will be recreated. It will be held in Christie's own kitchen, and the guests are advised to taste the samples with extreme caution!


  • What character are you like when you're angry? Take the quiz to find out! I got the Wicked Witch of the West, how about you?


16 comments:

  1. An emoji translation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?? That sounds interesting.

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    1. This is the translation I'm very curious about :)

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  2. The Future Library thing seems pretty cool, although will it mean that I won't be able to read any of it? A David Mitchell book that I can't read? NOOOO!

    I'm also pretty glad that The Shepherd's Crown will be the final Discworld book. I would've hated it if some second-rate author had attempted to continue the stories because it would have partly ruined Pratchett's legacy.

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    1. Yes, I feel the same about Mitchell's novel. The idea of the future library is great, but I'm going crazy when I think that I'll neve read this book by Mitchell.

      I wouldn't mind Rhianna Pratchett to write a Discworld novel. She's talented. But that's ok if she doesn't want to, I will follow her any way :)

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  3. Different translations of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ...woww!!
    And I got Wicked Witch of the West too :)

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    1. Let's go to Oz then!

      These translations are so interesting :)

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  4. The future library sound incredible, wish I could be around in 100 years time to read them!

    Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

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    1. Me too. Especially since one of my favourite authors has decided to participate.

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  5. The emoji Alice in Wonderland translation sounds awesome! Haha can't wait to hear more about that! :)

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  6. I am ridiculously excited about an Agatha Christie festival. I would love to go to that one day!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. It would be amazing if I could attend too. :)

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  7. I took the quiz and got the Wicked Witch of the West as well. *cackle*

    fortheloveofbooksreviews.blogspot.ca

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    1. She's a nice villain! Let's take our brooms for a ride :)

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  8. I took that quiz, and I got the Joker. Not entirely sure if I am happy with that though. :)

    I also heard about Terry Pratchett's daughter, of course I am delighted that she decided to not continue (hopefully she will not sway for money in the future), but I am also sad as that means there never will be one. Though, I have to say if they were to make one, it would probably miss the magic that the books had, as it isn't written by TP.

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    1. Joker is a cool villain. One of the most complex ones as well :)

      It's sad to think that there never will be another Discworld novel, but even if it did it would be so different. The change in the writing style would be shocking.

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