Bookmarks: May 17

It’s Friday once again, my friends, and what a week it’s been! Let’s dive into all your bookish news, and start the weekend right!

1. Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game set for movie adaptation!!!!

Lucy Hale and Robbie Amell, cast to play opposite in upcoming "Hating Game" film adaptation

Call it a guilty pleasure, I don’t care. I’m ready for my rom-com fix! Lucy Hale (gorgeous) and Robby Amell (handsome) are cast to play across from each other in a (hilarious) riot of professional rivalry and growing attraction in this upcoming adaptation of Sally Thorne’s bestselling novel, The Hating Game. Count me in! Check out the news here.

2. Sneak peek at a chapter from PS I Love You sequel and cover reveal!!

Cover reveal: Postscripts by Cecelia Ahern, blue, white and gold, ink-blotted around the edges with a letter sealed with a heart in the centreAuthor Cecilia Ahern looking into camera

Rom-com fix! Rom-com fix! Rom-com fix at lunch! Much obliged to IMAGE for this sneak peek into Postscript, the long-awaited sequel to Cecilia Ahern’s ICONIC PS I Love You! Have you read it yet? What did you think?? Let me know in the comments or over twitter. And if you weren’t already waiting with baited breath (and I mean… why?) just check out the gorgeous new Postscript cover, just revealed this week!

3. George R. R. Martin quashes rumor, crushes dreams, makes at least one reader (me) laugh

George R. R. Martin raises hands, acknowledging applause

No, Savvy Readers, George R. R. Martin has not completed book six and seven of A Song of Ice and Fire, has been quietly sitting on them until the AFTER the impending wrap-up of the HBO series Game of Thrones thanks to some under-the-table deal with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. The ASOIAF writer took to his “not a blog” blog this week to dispel the rumor and, true to form, he did it in SPECTACULAR style. Check it out at the link below and let us know what your favourite line is in the comment or on twitter. Personally, I’m partial to “It boggles me that anyone would believe this story, even for an instant. It makes not a whit of sense.” Check out his reaction here!

4. Writers Trust Announces winner of 2018 Shaughessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing!

Cover: "Boys: What it Means to Become a Man" by Rachel Giese, white, tan, and green, four boys, shirtless, smilingAuthor Rachel Giese looking into camera

Rachel Giese took home $25 000 this week for her book Boys: What it Means to become a Man and she couldn’t deserve it more! Taking on the way we raise young men in this era where the idea of masculinity’s effect on young boys is coming under increasing scrutiny and the push for gender equality gains more and more ground… Am I getting emotional? This is important work is all I’m sayin’, Savvy Readers. I couldn’t be happier to see Geiss’s work receiving the recognition it deserves. Check out the official announcement here!

Well, that’s all we’ve got for this week. Did we miss anything important? Let us know on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy (Long Weekend!) reading,

Maryn

 

 

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