April 26, 2016

The Reading Book Post, April 26th


Hello, everyone! Easter in Greece is celebrated this weekend, and so I'm in festive mood. Comicdom Con was once again a fantastic experience and you can see a photo of my cosplay on my instagram. Anyway, let's see what happened in the literary world the previous week.

  • Jonathan Tel received the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for his short story, called The Human Phonograph. He is the first British recipient of the award.


  • David Lagercrantz is planning on writting the fifth novel in the Millenium series in a different style. More specidically, he has informed us that it will be written like a Raymond Chandler novel, or even the biography of Zlatan Ibrahimovic that he has ghostwritten.


  • An Ember in the Ashes is a novel that we all loved. And, it's getting a sequel, which will be called A Torch Against the Night. You can now read the first chapter of the long-awaited novel, which will be published on August 30, 2016.


  • The next book written by a celebrity that we are going to read is definitely the comedic essay collection that Anna Kendrick will be writing. As the actor has informed us the book will be called Scrappy Little Nobody


  • Good Omens, the collaboration of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, is getting a TV adaptation. Neil Gaiman himself, has finally agreed on doing it and the script is almost three quarters finished.


  • A few days ago, on April 21st, was the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë's birth. Audible released a new audio version of her most popular novel, Jane Eyre, narrated by the actress Thandie Newton. You can listen a clip from the audiobook.

  • Another anniversary was a few days ago, on April 23rd: the one that marks the death of William Shakespeare. To celebrate the occasion, there is a new tube map where each stop has the name of one of the bard's characters.

  • Jungle Book is one of the most celebrated children's books. 10 artists have recreated their favourite scenes from the novel and the result is marvellous! 

  • What Book Series Is Your Life? Take the quiz to find out! I got The Hunger Games, what about you?


4 comments:

  1. I can't wait for The Ember sequel!! It truly is a book we all love :D

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  2. Anna Kendrick's essay should be so good! Haha. The jungle book recreation links are amazing, and I got Harry Potter :P

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    1. I really hope so! The Jungle Book reimaginings were so so beautiful :)

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