Bookish and Awesome’s weekly round-up of buzz-worthy news from around the bookternet in bite size. Click on the links to be directed to the full articles.
Waddup you fantastic bookworms? Today, I’m introducing a new feature and, as the tag line explains, it’ll be a weekly round-up of bookish news (including ones about movie adaptations) I think you shouldn’t miss. Grab your coffee or tea and let’s get started.
“I can’t say a lot but I am back this season, and it’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran. He has some interesting visions,” [Isaac Hempstead-Wright] teased.
At least there’s one Stark returning on Game of Thrones next season.
The pages, she said, appear to be the original manuscript of Mockingbird. And Watchman itself, she writes, was sitting “underneath a stack of a significant number of pages of another typed text”.
What now, are we going to have a complete third Harper Lee novel?
The Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Deluxe Illustrated Edition will be exclusively available on Bloomsbury.com beginning in November and features a “pull-out double gatefold of Diagon Alley” plus “intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on a real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges on premium grade paper; head and tail bands and two ribbon markers.”
I’m sure everyone’s excited about this BUT there’s one little detail you should know before hitting those pre-order buttons: this Deluxe Edition costs £135 ($210) after Bloomsbury.com’s 10% discount.
More than 250 Italian authors have written to the mayor of Venice asking him to remove their books from the city, in an act of solidarity with the writers who have seen their picture books about same-sex families pulled from Venice’s schools.
Not only is this incredibly appalling, it is also ignorant.