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.
The Wrap reported Wednesday afternoon that Nicola Peltz and Courtney Eaton are testing for the titular role of Alaska. As we reported last week, Anya Taylor-Joy and Immy Waterhouse are also up for the part.
It looks like the search for Alaska is drawing to a close.
Some Girls Are is not smut. Some Girls Are is not trash. It’s not a problem when someone chooses not to read any of my books, whatever their reasons, but it is problematic when that choice has been taken away from those who might feel differently.
It will never cease to amaze—and at the same time appall—me how one parent takes it upon him/herself to censor what a class or school can or cannot read.
This certainly isn’t the first time Little Women has been adapted for the screen, the most recent version being Gillian Armstrong’s feature starring Winona Ryder and Christian Bale, but you’ve never seen the March sisters like this before. The logline describes Jolly’s script as “a hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation,” in which the sisters “band together in order to survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia.”
This seems inspired by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, don’t you think? It’s interesting how writers continue to adapt beloved stories to reflect today’s sensibility.
A Game of Thrones: Get into the Books is an interactive iPhone and iPad app that acts as a “bridge” between the books and the TV series by offering you 40 extracts from the books based on the key moments.
It even lets you avoid spoilers. That is if you’ve managed to avoid them this long, in which case Bravo! Brava! to you.