Wishing a very happy anniversary to Persephone Books!! Twenty years of publishing wonderful reads is certainly worth celebrating. PS. The next #PersephoneReadathon is coming up in May. More info to be announced soon...
Calling all period drama lovers: ITV is gifting us with two exciting adaptations of classic novels. First up is a seven part miniseries of Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, which will premiere sometime later this year. Amazon and ITV have partnered with Mammoth Screen - the production company responsible for Victoria and Poldark - to bring this Victorian tome to... Continue Reading →
The trailer for the upcoming The Hate U Give adaptation has dropped! The film, directed by George Tillman Jr. and staring Amandla Stenberg (aka Rue from The Hunger Games film), will be in theaters this October. Until then, there's still plenty of time to read Angie Thomas' powerful coming-of-age novel about race and police brutality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MM8OkVT0hw... Continue Reading →
As many of you may be aware, Virago Modern Classics is turning forty! To commemorate this momentous occasion, the "international publisher of books by women" will be releasing a special collection of titles on May 3rd. Thanks to Virago, readers have been introduced (or re-introduced) to nearly 700 books by neglected women writers over the decades. It's an... Continue Reading →
The trailer for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society film is here!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTDNGv61-Dk I have to say, I have pretty high expectations for this adaptation, and I really hope it will not disappoint. Even if it's not that great, the fact that it features both Mathew Goode and Michiel Huisman means that it... Continue Reading →
Today marks poet Emily Dickinson's 187th Birthday! To celebrate, I plan to flip through my pocket book of her poetry and look through the photos from my visit to the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA. I may even do some Emily themed baking and online shopping! As many of you have probably guessed, my blog name... Continue Reading →
This hotline bling can only mean one thing... personalized book recommendations from the book lovers at Penguin Random House!! If you are drawing a blank on what books to gift someone on your list this holiday season, it may be time to ask a Penguin. The famous Penguin Hotline is up and running, and it's... Continue Reading →
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women. As part of the celebration, we will be getting not one, but two new adaptations that will bring the March family to the screen. A three-part miniseries from Masterpiece PBS and BBC will premiere winter 2018. Heidi Thomas (Call the... Continue Reading →
Yesterday, the 2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist was announced. Founded in 1969, the prestigious £50,000 Man Booker Prize is "open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpCU7VKELAU The 13 novels that made this year's Longlist are: 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (US) (Faber & Faber)... Continue Reading →
The trailer for Season 3 of Outlander was released yesterday, and it looks pretty epic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1YrLG2ddQs I really need to start reading Voyager. I especially can't wait to read the famous print shop scene... Outlander Season 3 is set to premiere (in the US) September 10 on STARZ. Will you be watching Outlander Season 3?