I don’t know about you, Savvy Readers, but I’m very excited that it’s Friday today. Not only do new movies come out today (see below for more on that), it also means it’s time for another edition of Bookmarks! If you’re new to The Savvy Reader, Bookmarks is where we collect the week’s bookish news, links, and photos to share with you all. We hope you’ll share your favourite bookish news of the week with us in the comments too!
1. The Book on Drake’s Birthday Wishlist is Worth $160,000
Drake: he’s just like us! Vogue reported this week that Drake is a huge Potterhead and is coveting a copy of a first edition Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. He’s contemplating buying one — listed for $160,000 — as a birthday present. Read more here!
2. Reese Witherspoon Announces New Book Club Pick
Image via: Reese Witherspoon/Reese’s Book Club
Drumroll, please! Reese Witherspoon recently announced this month’s #RWBookClub pick and she has selected …This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett! We loved Commonwealth, so we can’t wait to read (or re-read) this. Learn more about this newly minted RW pick here.
3. Writing Horror When Your Dad is Stephen King
Image via: GQ
Could fantastic horror writing be genetic? Maybe! This week, GQ published a profile on Joe Hill — a highly acclaimed horror writer whose father just happens to be horror master Stephen King. Click here to read the great piece that touches upon what it’s like for Hill to follow in his father’s footsteps and here to learn more about Strange Weather, Hill’s new story collection!
4. The Killer Crime Club and Kobo’s Killer E-Book Promotion!
What’s a weekend without reading? (Not a complete weekend in our books!) To celebrate some incredible female crime and thriller writers, Killer Crime Club has partnered up with Kobo to share some exclusive Q&As and, of course, some great ebook deals! Click here to see more. Which Killer Crime Club book will you be reading first, Savvy Readers?
5. Murder on the Orient Express is Out in Theatres This Weekend!
Image via: 20th Century Fox
Woohoo! One of my most highly anticipated movies of the year, Murder on the Orient Express, is out in theatres this week. The movie is, of course, based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie and will star big names such as Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Daisy Ridley. I can’t wait to see this new adaptation! (Psst, the book is our 50 Book Pledge Featured Read this week!) Will you be going to see Murder on the Orient Express?
It’s your turn, Savvy Readers! Did you come across any fun bookish news this week? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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