Happy Friday! Welcome to another edition of Bookmarks where we at The Savvy Reader share bookish news, links, and photos that catch our attention over the week. I’m especially excited about today’s post as this week was filled with interesting and even groundbreaking news. Keep reading (or “bookmark” this page for later) to see what I’m talking about!
1. Emma Stone is attached to star in Love May Fail
Emma Stone Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI (4900267q)
We were already excited to see Matthew Quick‘s quirky book Love May Fail come to life on the big screen, but now we’re even more excited! Variety reports that sources have confirmed Emma Stone’s participation in the adaptation, and we think she’s perfect for the role of Portia Kane, the main character who goes on a madcap quest to restore a good man’s reputation. Read the full news article here. What do you think of this casting news, Savvy Readers?
2. Neal Shusterman’s Challenger Deep wins the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
On Wednesday night, Challenger Deep won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. This captivating novel about mental illness is an unforgettable one, and we’re so happy to see so many readers resonating with the book. Click here to read the full awards list and here to watch Neal Shusterman‘s acceptance speech. Congratulations, Neal!
3. Anne Frank’s Diary now has a co-writer
Anne Frank‘s diary, perhaps one of the most-read diaries in the world, is now legally regarded as a collaboration between Anne Frank and her father Otto Frank. Otto will be credited as a co-writer to extend the copyright on The Diary of a Young Girl. Without a co-author, the book would have become public domain in most of Europe starting January 2016. Read the full news as reported by The New York Times here.
4. Is Instagram the new Oprah Book Club?
I’ll admit that I spend a lot of time on bookish Instagram (or, “bookstagram”). I love being able to see what everyone’s reading, and the photos are often stunning and beautifully photographed. That’s why this particular article about “How Instagram Became the New Oprah’s Book Club” in Vogue caught my attention. Because of Instagram — and social media in general — we no longer have to go to one specific source to get our bookish recommendations and entertainment; instead, there are millions of readers with unique reading tastes right at our fingertips! It’s a truly wonderful community that I’m glad to be a part of. (Need some new “bookstagrammers” to follow? Check out HarperCollins Canada and HCC Frenzy‘s accounts!)
5. Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is…
Oxford Dictionaries made several headlines this week when they chose an unconventional “word” for their annual Word of the Year. In the first time in history, an emoji (see above) has captured the title. Luckily, Collins Dictionary introduces new “Words of the Year” into their catalogue annually, too. See which words (yes, actual words) will be introduced into the 2018 edition of Collins English Dictionary here.
We’d love to hear what you think of the news stories we shared today, Savvy Readers! Share your thoughts with us on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below!
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