Book News: April 16th

Book News: April 16th

As a writer, the Pullitzer Prize is one of the biggest honours someone can. There’s nothing that comes to mind that could be more of an honour except the Nobel Prize itself.

In a world full of awards for movies, tv shows, songs, and countless humanitarian awards, it seems like awards for books sort of get lost in all the noise.

This article by Book Marks talks about the 5 books that won 2019’s Pulitzer Prize in Arts and Letters.

If you call yourself a book lover you had better at least check them out. And you’re welcome for making your TBR list a little taller.

Find out the Pulitzer Prize winners here. 

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Wednesday News: April 10

We all read the Great Gatsby in high-school. Some of us probably loved it, others probably hated it.

One thing we can all agree on is that Leonardo Di Caprio did a fantastic job in the movie, and should have won an Oscar for it.

Great Gatsby Analysis

The Book Marks came out with a critical review of it today, and if you’re interested in an analysis they did of the book to see if it was a good representation of the era, or just a glorified anecdote.

It was an interesting read, and I do recommend spending some time reading it.

Wednesday News: April 3

Wednesday News: April 3

So this news article is probably something you already know, but I still think it’s worth the read.

Reading to your kids from a book, or from a tablet… Which is better? Read the New York Times Article about it here:

Best Bookstores in all 50 States

Best Bookstores in all 50 States

So any book lover has their favourite book stores, but some people like to travel the world finding book stores.

This isn’t world wide, but definitely worth the read if you’re interested in traveling around the U.S.A to find some cool book stores.

Check out the best book store in all 50 states here

 

Is there a Narnia prequel in the works?

Is there a Narnia prequel in the works?

So I’m sure most people know what Narnia is, and I’m sure everyone who knows what it is has some fond memories of reading the books or watching the movies.

Turns out there might be a new Narnia book coming out, one that is set before the books we already know and love.

Read the article here.

What do you think of the idea of a new Narnia book? In the world of remakes and redoing movies, is jumping on an already established world the worst thing you can do in the book world?

Let me know in the comments.

Wednesday News: March 13

Wednesday News: March 13

So usually for the weekly news update I find some article online that gives us some news on a book, author, or something in that field, but this week I have something a little different.

I’ve always had a love of books and reading, and had a dream of being an author. I remember there were a bunch of times as a kid where I would write out a short story or a small book in class instead of paying attention.

My books were often about knights or heroes of some sort, and usually were torn up or lost before anybody else read them.

I didn’t mind that, it was more of a personal quest. Write books of the heroes I want, going on the adventures I want.

I’ve sort of accepted that I won’t be some famous author. I won’t sell millions of copies of my books and be considered a ‘classic’ writer in my genre.

I still love writing though, and I would love to write a book, and I have been thinking about it a lot lately now that school is almost done.

My biggest problem was coming up with a subject matter and genre. Did I want to write about some heroes going on a fantasy adventure? A detective novel? Sci-fi?

I had no idea, but I knew I wanted to write a book on something that I knew I could write.

After much thinking, I came up with an idea. I’m not gonna tell you here until I’ve hashed out the details and know I am going to go through with this, but I guess this is my official announcement.

It is still in the works, but I plan on writing a book myself.

I hope you all are as excited as I am. I’m a bit scared at the same time, but I think it’ll be exciting once I start doing it.

Stay tuned in the next few weeks for some more information on it. It’s probably going to fill up the Wednesday News posts for the next few weeks.

Wednesday News: March 6

Stephen King is probably the most famous author in the world, and there is a short list of people who might be more famous.

What a lot of people might not know about him is that his wife, Tabitha, is pretty famous in her own regard. Maybe not as famous as Stephen, but she’s earned quite the reputation herself.

Living in his shadow can’t be easy, and Tabitha finally spoke out about those who refer to her as ‘Stephen King’s Wife’.

Read the article here.

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