Bookmarks: January 14th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! How’s your 50 Book Pledge going so far? This week our community is reading Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley. We’d love you to read along with us! (Not sure whether it’s for you? Read our review here and Lena Coakley‘s guest blog here.) If you’ve been too busy reading to keep up with this week’s bookish news, you’re in the right place. In this week’s edition of Bookmarks, as always, we’re sharing this week’s biggest news stories, photos, and links. Keep reading now, or “bookmark” this page for later!

1. Room receives 4 Oscar nominations

Room Emma Donoghue Academy Awards Nominations

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On the heels of Brie Larson‘s Golden Globes Best Actress win (watch her acceptance speech here!), Room has been nominated for 4 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress (Brie Larson), Best Director (Lenny Abrahamson), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Emma Donoghue)! We’ve been huge fans of Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel of the same name for a long time now, and we’re more than thrilled that viewers all around the world have been connecting with the story as well. Have you seen Room yet?

2. More awards news!

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In other awards news, the American Library Association announced the winners of the John Newbery Medal, Randolph Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, Michael L. Printz Award, and William C. Morris Award. Congratulations to all the winners! Read our awards coverage here.

3. Win an advanced copy of Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson!

Be Frank With Me The Rosie Project

If you loved Don Tillman from The Rosie Project, we think you’re going to LOVE Frank Banning, the lovable yet awkward star of Julia Claiborne Johnson‘s upcoming novel Be Frank With Me! The book doesn’t come out until February 2nd, but you can win an advanced copy on Goodreads here.

4. Rest in peace, Professor Snape

Alan Rickman Snape After All This Time Always

On Thursday, the world woke up to the sad news that Alan Rickman, beloved actor, had passed away. Known for his iconic roles, including Severus Snape in J.K. Rowling‘s bestselling Harry Potter series, Rickman was loved by fans and critics alike. Rest in Peace, Alan Rickman. Our Snape. Always.

Do you have any news stories to share with us, readers? Tweet us @SavvyReader or leave a comment below!

Karen

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