Hello, everybody! Are you waiting for Valentine's Day this week? But it's still a few days away, so until then, let's see what happened in the literary world the previous week.
- The shortlist for The British Science Fiction Association was announced earlier this week. The winners will become public on 26th March at Mancunicon.
- Did you love Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin? You can see the cover of the sequel to the young adult novel, called Blood for Blood. You can also read an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming book. Blood for Blood is due on November 2016.
- Author Andy Struthers claims that Bram Stoker's Dracula wasn't inspired by Vlad the Impaler, but by Sabina Baring-Gould's texts, called Lycanthropy: the Study of Werewolfs and the story Margery of Quether.
- A new survey conducted by the BBC has revealed which books most people have lied about reading. The results are quite interesting, as the top places belong to books such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. How many have you read from the top 20?
- A research team from the University of Colorado Boulder has created the Tactile Picture Book Project, in which picture books for the blind and visually-impaired children were designed. So inspiring!
- A new exhibition shows different sides of Andy Warhol. Warhol by the Book will take place at the Morgan Library & Museum and will feature more than 130 book-related objects of the famous artist.
- What's Your Favourite Type of YA Romance? Take the quiz to find out! I got The Unrequited Row Boat of Love, what did you get?