Bookmarks: July 22nd

Hi Savvy Readers! I hope you’ve been having a great week so far. It’s been a busy week on the site this week: we shared our thoughts on this week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read, listed our Top 10 Spy/Detective Characters, rounded up the week’s best Savvy Savings, and then highlighted The Best Places to Read in Canada This Summer. Now, let’s check out the fun bookish news shared around the web this week!

1. Two Bookworms Fall in Love via Twitter (AKA The Best Story Ever)

Bookish Twitter Love Story

(Photo via Mashable)

Calling all hopeless romantics! This story from Mashable will warm your heart. When Victoria wrote a playful tweet to WaterstonesTwitter account, she didn’t know that it would lead her to her husband. *Happy sigh* Click here to read how this modern love story unfolded!

2. Starz Reveals American Gods Poster

San Diego Comic Con is this week and while I’m sad I’m not there to experience the fun firsthand, I was not disappointed with this big reveal! The TV network Starz has revealed a new American Gods poster and it is amazing. Click here to see the full poster and make sure to keep your eye out for more news about this upcoming TV series based on Neil Gaiman‘s novel of the same name.

3. Veronica Roth Shares 3 Secrets About Carve the Mark

Carve the Mark Veronica Roth new duology January 2017

We’ve been counting down the days till January 17th ever since Veronica Roth‘s new book Carve the Mark was announced back in May! Well, to assuage us while we wait, Veronica Roth has shared 3 secrets from Carve the Mark with Epic Reads and you can discover ’em all here. Can January be here already? Which reveal are you most excited about?

4. Kirsten Dunst to Direct The Bell Jar Adaptation

Kirsten Dunst to Direct Adaptation of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

This week in movie news, Deadline reported that Kirsten Dunst has signed on to direct an adaptation of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, with Dakota Fanning slated to star as Esther Greenwood. Have you read this modern classic yet? Find out more about the movie here and read more about the book here.

Favourite Picture of the Week:

Okay guys, I wish I could tell you that the Pokemon Go obsession is over, but I’m here
to tell you it’s not. This week, the phenomenon became even better when #PokemonABook became a thing. The entry above, submitted by Twitter user @wit1217, takes the cake for my favourite one — especially with this perfectly photoshopped cover! Can you name the book that got the Pokemon treatment? (Find the answer here!)

Did I miss any fun news stories this week, Savvy Readers? Let me know in the comments
or on Twitter @SavvyReader! (Or, if you’re so inclined, share your #PokemonABook entries with me!)


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