The best part about this Friday is that it’s a Friday before a LONG WEEKEND (if you’re in Ontario, like us!). Which, in turn, means more reading time of course. But before you pick up that book, why not catch up on this week’s book news?
1. A new trailer for TOLKIEN is here!
If you haven’t heard (where have you been?), the upcoming movie TOLKIEN follows the life of J.R.R Tolkien as her finds friendship, love, and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. It takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the “fellowship” apart. All of these experiences is what inspires Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels. The movie releases this May and stars Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins. Watch the full trailer here!
2. EW reveals the cover for Julie Murphy’s new novel, Dear Sweet Pea
Dumplin’ author Julie Murphy has a new book coming our way this fall and it’s easily the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen. Dear Sweet Pea “centers on Patricia “Sweet Pea” DiMarco, a seventh grader who, as Murphy teased on Twitter last year, ‘intercepts letters for her town’s advice column and answers them while dealing [with] her parents divorce.'” View the EW cover reveal and interview with Julie here.
3. These libraries are surprising the world with their humor and creativity
This great list of ways that 45 different libraries around the world have shown their creativity, humor and ingeniousness is absolutely amazing! People who think libraries are boring have officially been proven wrong. What one is your favourite? What has your local library done? Tell us on Twitter @SavvyReader! See the full list here.
4. See Fred Armisen judge The Lost Girls of Paris cover
This week on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen guesses the plot of Pam Jenoff’s The Lost Girls of Paris using only the book’s cover. Click here to watch!
5. DEAL ALERT: Buy 99 Percent Mine and get The Hating Game for just $10!
Love is in the air this week (as it should be!). We know we’ve talked about our love for Sally Thorne A LOT, but in case you’re not on board just yet, now’s the time! For the month of February, when you buy 99 Percent Mine at your local Indigo, Chapters, or Coles (or online at indigo.ca!) you can get The Hating Game for just $10. Go, go, goooo! See the deal here.
Did we miss anything, Savvy Readers? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
Happy (long weekend) reading!
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