Bookmarks: May 24

Welcome back, Savvy Readers! It’s been a whole week and the whole world kept happening since we got together last to chat about what’s new so let’s get into it! Keep reading for all your bookish news!

The Savvy Readathon is THIS Sunday!

You heard that right, Savvy Readers. The Savvy Readathon is finally here, and this bookworm can’t wait to burrow into her TBR pile and nest up in there for the long haul! Join us on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #SavvyReader for a day of giveaways, book recommendations, connecting with your fellow book lovers and, of course, reading, reading, reading! Let us know which books you’ve been meaning to get to for, like, FOREVER over Twitter or in the comments below, and be sure to register for the The Savvy Readathon!

Calling All Neil Gaiman Fans: The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion  is available now!

In the past few weeks, I have found myself in very real danger of dying of anticipation for the upcoming Amazon series, Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens, written by (one of) the original authors, Neil Gaiman. I could not be more hyped. I’ve reread Good Omens, I’ve hit replay on the trailers about a thousand times and, this week, I FINALLY got some new material to obsess over with The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion by Matt Whyman. Now, I can happily torture myself awaiting the release of  The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book  available May 31 and, of course the show itself! Are you guys excited as I am? Do you think it’ll live up to the original? Let me know over twitter or the comments below.

Neil Gaiman opened up to The Guardian  about what it was like to return to Good Omens, 30 years after its release, and the death of its co-author

I know we talked about Good Omens already today but COME ON! Give a super fan a minute to properly appreciate the feature interview Guardian ran this week with Neil Gaiman. I’m not lying, the passages covering his relationship with Terry Pratchett and what it was like writing this adaptation of their award-winning, absolutely beloved 1990 novel without him had me kind of emotional. Check out the amazing interview here and let me know, do you agree with Gaiman that Good Omens feels more relevant now than it did even thirty years ago?

Globe & Mail Bookclub is tonight, featuring a live interview of The White Bone author, Barbara Gowdy, by Margaret Atwood!

For the past month, the Globe & Mail has been diving into a new theme from Barbara Gowdy’s The White Bone every week, bringing in experts, sparking conversation for readers like you and I, and it all comes to a head tonight, friends! Margaret Atwood (The woman, the myth, the legend) will be hosting the conversation at The Globe and Mail Centre tonight at 7pm. For Globe & Mail subscribers, there’s still time to register at the link below. But if not, don’t worry! There’s plenty for us to chat about in the comments below. Who had a chance to read the latest and final lead up piece with biologist and author Britt Wray this week, exploring the plight of elephants today? What did you think?

That’s it from me, Savvy Readers! Did we miss anything? Let us know what’s been on your radar this week in the comments, and hit us up on twitter @SavvyReader with Every. Single. Thought.

Maryn

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