August 10, 2015

The Reading Book Post, August 10th


Hello, everyone! I know, I was the one that told you that my vacations were officially over and then I just ran to a music festival for the weekend. Anyway, now I'm back for good and I have many ideas. First of all, I think I'll finally start writing something of my own, but this is something to wait for the future. Also, I'm thinking about launching another weekly feature on the blog, so wait for it in the next few days. But, as every Monday, let's see what happened in the literary world the previous week.

  • The David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy 2015 were announced. Among the winners is Brandon Sanderson with his novel Words of Radiance. Also, the Royal Society has announced the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015 shortlist. The winner will become known on September 24, 2015. 


  • A long forgotten F. Scott Fitzgerlad short story has just been published in The Strand Magazine in its summer issue. The story is called Temperature and it was unpublished until now.

  • I love colouring books. I found it a very relaxing, yet creative activity to do. But the thing about them is that they're gradually becoming more and more complex. This is a very interesting article on this fact. What do you believe? 


  • What Pet Should I get? the new book (or recently discovered work, to be precise) by Dr. Seuss was published on July 28, 2015. It has already sold 200,000 copies in just a week and so it has become the publisher's fastest-selling picture book. 


  • Brazenhead Books, the secret bookstore of New York, closed last month. It was illegal that's why it was strictly introduced only by word of mouth. Here's a goodbye to this unique bookshop.


  • It's Snoopy's birthday today! The fact is based on a 1968 Peanuts storyline. The producers of the new film The Peanuts Movie have released a video with instructions on how to draw this famous character. Grab your pens!

  • Hilary Liftin has been ghostwriting for people like Miley Cyrus and Mackenzie Phillips. Now, she published a novel under her own name. The novel is called Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper. 

  • The Shepherd's Crown, the last Discworld novel, will be launched with a midnight reading on August 26, 2015. The tickets for the event were sold out after a few minutes they became available. 


  • The audiobook version of White Man's Problems by Kevin Morris is read by a lot of stars, like Matthew McConaughey and Minni Driver. You can listen to two exclusive clips from the stories The Plot to Hold Hands with Elizabeth Tremblay, read by Trey Parker, and Mulligan's Travels, read by Matt Stone. 




  • Which Nostalgic 90's Book Are You? Take the quiz to find out! I got The Picture of Dorian Gray (what? 1890's??). Which book did you get?

10 comments:

  1. I also got The Picture of Dorian Gray on the quiz

    fortheloveofbooksreviews.blogspot.ca

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  2. I was wondering if you were on vacation! I haven't seen you around. Welcome back. The music festival sounds fun.

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    1. Thank you! It was great and I had a really nice time :D

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  3. I've nominated you for an award!

    http://fortheloveofbooksreviews.blogspot.ca/2015/08/blogger-recognition-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll do it as soon as I can :)

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  4. My boss just got a really complex colouring book that apparently destresses you - it looks SO cool, I loved colouring when I was little so I'm kinda wanting to try it again hehe. Also, add me to the list of those excited for the new Dr Seuss book! :P

    Raashi
    http://raashiagarwal.blogspot.com/

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    1. They are so beautiful! Right now I'm colouring Enchanted Forest and it's magnificent. But sometimes it feels overwhelming. The article was a great source for thinking :)

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  5. I love coloring books! I find them really fun and also they really help with stress.

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    1. Indeed they are! I find it a very relaxing activity :)

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