Your week in books#43

Hey guys! Guess what? I’m #FUnemployed! With no pesky job to get in the way, I will hopefully be able to blog more and more over the coming weeks!  I hope to get to post actual, full reviews eventually, but for the moment, lemme recap your week in books!

  •   I’ve shared this with my classmates at #romanceclass, and hopefully you guys get a kick out of this too. The New York Times has a great article that takes a peek at the lives of the men who pose for romance novel ebook covers. (The New York Times)

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  • As part of an April Fools’ joke, the Library and Archives of Canada revealed that they have acquired “the declassified journals and military records of Canadian supersoldier James ‘Logan’ Howlett.” What we learn: James ‘Logan’ Howlett served in both World Wars, worked for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service AND the Central Intelligence Agency, and after adopting the “Wolverine” operative name, worked for several “NGOs”. (Facebook)
  • Sherlock’s never been hotter or more profitable. A handwritten draft of a Sherlock Holmes mystery from 1893 is going for as high as £300,000 at the Bonhams’ auction house. Entitled The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter, it’s best known as the story where Mycroft first appears. The draft is going to be sold alongside 56 other short stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle. (The Guardian)
  • Stephen King fans! Scriptwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) is working on the script for Doctor Sleep – a sequel to The Shining. Goldsman has also written the first draft for another Stephen King adaptation – The Dark Tower. (Comic Book Resources)

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  • I watched Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice several days ago, and I must admit that my enjoyment of it was greatly enhanced by the fact that I had watched an 8-hour long film immediately before it. But one of the things I feel I would have sincerely enjoyed even without the benefit of an 8-hour long challenge was Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. I am SO EXCITED for the Wonder Woman film, and the photos io9 has compiled from several sources is not helping tamp down excitement. (io9)
  • My relationship with Bret Easton Ellis’ novels are hit-or-miss affairs. I like his early work – Less Than Zero, The Rules of AttractionAmerican Psycho – but I find the ones that came after – Imperial Bedrooms – just plain boring. Bret Easton Ellis’ relationship with his characters – specifically Patrick Bateman – is much more defined, at least according to the author himself. In an interview with The Guardian, Ellis says he will “always be defined by Patrick Bateman.” (The Guardian)
  • I haven’t been keeping track of the Game of Thrones TV series – I still haven’t finished season 1 – but it looks like another one of its cast members is joining Marvel’s Iron Fist! Jessica Palva, who played Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones, is set to play Colleen Wing in the Netflix-Marvel series. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • I haven’t yet heard of The Paper Magician book series, but it appears that I should bone up on it as Disney has acquired the movie rights to the trilogy! (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Finally, here’s a somber read from Jessica Knoll, author of the New York Times bestseller, Luckiest Girl Alive. It details the gang rape that she suffered when she was 15-year-old, and how it inspired the events that happen in her own bestselling debut. (Lenny)
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