Bookmarks: January 26

Hi Savvy Readers! TGIF! It’s time for another edition of  Bookmarks. We love sharing all the fun book news, photos, and links that we come across. And let me just say: there are some fun tidbits this week! So let’s get to it!

1. H.P Lovecraft’s Poem matches perfectly with Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”


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Oh, the things you can find on the World Wide Web… This week, some brilliant person noticed that the H.P. Lovecraft poem “Nemesis” has a very similar rhyming meter to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”. Naturally, dozens flocked to record a new musical hit, and the results are surprisingly amazing! My favourite is from Birth. Movies. Death.:

This could be the start of a whole new genre of music! Who wants to have a go at T. S. Eliot? Read more about the H.P Lovecraft/Billy Joel mashups here, and check out more of Lovecraft’s tales here.

2. Photographs of Well-Worn Library Books


Image: Kerry Mansfield

We all have that one book on our shelf that’s falling apart, yet we refuse to throw it away. Perhaps it’s a book from our childhood, or a book that’s touched us in some way. No matter the reason, it’s a testament to our love of reading! Photographer Kerry Mansfield has created a series of photos of library books and check-out cards to showcase this love of books, and the photos are stunning. Mansfield explains that the series, called “Expired”, “pays homage to the beauty and grace found in the collective and shared experience of time worn and well read ex-library books.“ Check out the photos on Mansfield’s website here! What well-worn book is sitting on your shelf? Let us know in the comments below!

3.  Harry Potter translated into Scots

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The Harry Potter novels have already been translated into dozens of languages around the world, bringing the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry to everyone. But the newest translation is quite special, possessing its own magical qualities, and you have to see it to truly appreciate it.  Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been translated into Scots. Although the main language in Scotland is English, Scots is still spoken in Lower Scotland. Check out the first page of the book, and just try not to read it with a Scottish accent in your head! Read more about the translation here.

4. The Nest to be adapted by The Big Sick’s Emily V. Gordon


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Great movie news! Oscar nominated Emily V. Gordon has signed on to adapt Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s bestselling novel The Nest for Amazon. We thought The Big Sick was hilarious, so we can’t wait to see how Gordon brings the Plumb family to the screen! Read more about the adaptation here, and check out the bestselling book here!

 5. Meet A. J. Finn in Toronto!!!


You already know how much we love The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn. It’s a twisty Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house. Well, great news! A. J. Finn is coming to Toronto next week, and you could meet him at the HarperCollins Canada office!To secure a spot for our private meet-and-greet, email savvyreader(at)harpercollins(dot)com. Space is limited!

That’s it for this week, Savvy Readers! I hope your weekend is filled with books! Have any other book news to share? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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