Bookmarks: January 19th

Another week, another Bookmarks! We hope you’re having a great week so far, Savvy Readers. We sure have as we’ve been keeping track of this week’s fun, exciting book news. Let’s recap!


1. Everyone is Talking About Love, Simon

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Photo via: Becky Albertalli Instagram

Are you as excited for Love, Simon (aka the film adaptation of Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda) as we are? If so, we’re not alone! This week some lucky viewers got to see an early screening with superstar authors including Becky Albertalli, Angie Thomas, and Adam Silvera. YouTube stars such as Tyler Oakley and Joey Graceffa were also among those who got to see an advanced screening. Check out the #LoveSimon hashtag and this Twitter Moments to see what everyone thought! Did you see the movie? Let us know what you thought of it!!

2. A Fire and Fury TV in the Works?

Fire and Fury Books TV Show

Photo via: Leon Neil/Getty Images/Bustle Books

Fire and Fury is still making news! (See last week’s here.) This week, news broke that a TV adaptation may be in the works. Read the news article here. What do you think? Would you tune in?

3. Explore Project Bookmark and its Immersive Exhibits

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Photo via: Project Bookmark Twitter

Project Bookmark, an organization that celebrates CanLit across the country, has been sharing their trail of Bookmarks on Twitter! They’ve also been sharing immersive exhibits online, including this one highlighting Dennis Lee’s The Cat and the Wizard. Explore it here!

4. Rare Copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Stolen

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Did you know that the first print run of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was only 500 copies? Because of this, the first edition is incredibly valuable (£40,000, according to Independent) and one of those copies was recently stolen from a bookshop in Norfolk along with a few other rare books. Click here to read more.

5. Enter to Win Matt Haig’s Newest Book How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time Matt Haig Canada Giveaway

Matt Haig (author of Reasons to Stay Alive and The Humans) is back!! How to Stop Time is his new novel about Tom Hazard who has broken the first rule for people like him: don’t fall in love. Intrigued? HarperCollins Canada is hosting a giveaway to give ten readers a chance to read it before it goes on sale! Enter here.

Well, Savvy Readers, that’s all we have time for this week! We hope you’ve enjoyed following along with us. As always, if you have any news to share or thoughts on this week’s news, tweet us @SavvyReader or leave a comment below!

Karen

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