Bookish News: November 13, 2019

Amazon has released their list of the best books of 2019.

Some of these book you will have heard about, some you won’t have, but seeing as 2020 is coming rather quickly, expect other top books of the year lists to be coming soon.

If you had to guess what the top book was, you would probably be right… it was Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the sequel to Handmaid’s Tale.

Check out the other Top 100 Books of 2019 according to Amazon.

Wheel of Time Wednesdays: Script Read Through.

A few weeks ago the cast of the upcoming Wheel of Time TV show did a read through of the script.

Today, a short video was released.

Hope you enjoy!

Upcoming Book Releases: October 2019

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October 2019 Fiction Book Releases

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their unforgettable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium

Olive, Again (Olive Kitteridge) by Elizabeth Strout

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions of readers.

The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller

A young widow restores a dilapidated mansion with the assistance of a charming, eccentric genius, only to find the house is full of dangerous secrets in this effervescent Gilded Age debut novel

Quantum by Patricia Cornwell

International bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers pulse-pounding thrills in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual new heroine, cutting-edge cybertechnology, and stakes that are astronomically high.

Cilka’s Journey (The Tattooist of Auschwitz #2) by Heather Morris

From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, comes the new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience. 

The House of Brides by Jane Cockram

Jane Cockram makes her thrilling debut with this page-turning tale of psychological suspense in which a young woman whose life is in tatters flees to the safety of a family estate in England, but instead of comfort finds chilling secrets and lies.

Chris Rock is Writing a Book

I’m sure a lot of people have heard of Chris Rock before. He’s an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, director and countless other things I am sure, and he got his big break as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s.

Some people like his humour, some don’t. Personally he’s not my type, but he has some good skits that I enjoy. I wouldn’t say he’s a bad comedian at all, just more so that his style and mine don’t overlap much.

Anyways, apparently he is writing another book.

The apparent title is “My First Black Boyfriend,” and is apparently a collection of different essays planned to come out next year and will focus on race and relationships

If you want to read more, check out the link below.

Wednesday News: More Wheel of Time Casting Announcement

With the first Wednesday of the month finally here, that means The Wheel of Time TV show is making another announcement.

Today’s announcement was another casting announcement. We already have the Edmond’s Field 5 and Moiraine…and today we got her trusty sidekick and love interest of Nynaeve… al’Lan Mandragoran.

Lan will be played by Daniel Henney, a Korean-American actor known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect, My Father, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Shanghai Calling, The Last Stand, and Big Hero 6.

Wednesday News: Wheel of Time Casting Announcement

If you’re a fan of The Wheel of Time series and are excited for the upcoming TV show there’s some pretty big news that just came out.

There’s already been one casting announcement, but probably the biggest announcement (or definitely top 5 casting choices) came out today.

drumroll please……..

The roll of Rand Al’Thor will be going to Josha Stradowski, a 24 year old actor from the Netherlands in previous works such as Just Friends, Caged, I Can Fly, and Sirene.

Literally as I write this there was another announcement for who would play the Role as Perrin. Was not expecting a second announcement, but the lucky one to play Perrin Aybara is Marcus Rutherford, known for his work in Obey and County lines.

With a Rand and Perrin, now cast, Nynaeve comes next, of course? The great Zoe Robins is the lucky lady to be cast as Nynaeve. She’s 26 years old and is known for her work in The New Tomorrow.

Mat, who I think everyone was most excited about, will be played by Barney Harris, who is well known for his roles in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, All Roads Lead to Rome, Sweet Maddie Stone, and Clique.

Anfd of course, the beautiful, the powerful, the hardheaded Egwene Al’Vere is cast as well. Couldn’t complete the Two Rivers 5 without Egwene after all. The role will be played by the absolutely stunning Madeleine Madden, an Australian actress who can be found in plenty of films and TV shows, but most notably the new Dora the Explorer movie.

Wednesday News: May 15 2019

Do you give writing advice to people?

Do you take writing advice to other?

Has it helped you before? Or does it all get mixed in with the endless information and tips that will “make you a better writer”.

Maybe getting writing advice isn’t the way to go. Maybe you just need to solve the problem for yourself, and figure out what works and what doesn’t work for you.

Either way, you should definitely read this article by Guy Gavriel Kay. He discusses getting writing advice, and how it may not be all it’s worked out to be.