Bookmarks: May 10

Is it just me, or does this week feel like it’s just dragging on and on? Maybe it’s all the rain and general cloudiness, but this week feels like it’s lasted all month! Thank god the weekend is here… And, as you know, with the weekend comes our weekly roundup of all things bookish news! Are you ready for a new edition of Bookmarks? Because we sure are!

1. The new trailer for IT: Chapter 2 dropped! 

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If you, like me, are a massive fan of horror, then you were probably aggressively refreshing your Twitter feed at lunchtime yesterday, waiting for the new IT trailer to drop. And when it finally did… jeez was it ever scary. I thought clowns were scary enough, but clowns disguising themselves as old ladies? Yikes. (Don’t worry, we won’t share a photo of Pennywise. Mostly since I’m terrified of clowns, but also for your sake.) If you can’t wait until September 6 for IT: Chapter 2, then we have some good news: Horror aficionado and writer extraordinaire Paul Tremblay has a new book, Growing Things, coming out at the beginning of July! That’ll be the perfect book to hold us over while we wait for the full movie to be released.

2. A mysterious note and some cash finds its way into the news!

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Source: CNN

When Ashley Jost bought a copy of Rachel Hollis‘s Girl, Stop Apologizingat a local Target, the last thing she was expecting was to get money back… But that’s exactly what she received, thanks to a $5 bill and a sticky note from a stranger! Read more about this adorably heartwarming story here.

3. The year of historical fiction

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The New York Times recently ran an interesting op-ed about the state of historical fiction in today’s political climate that got us thinking. The gist? Usually in difficult times, writers imagine distant futures. Instead, we’re staring living and reading in the golden age of historical fiction. And think about it… Given all the amazing historical fiction books released the last couple years – The Quintland Sisters, The Home For Unwanted GirlsThe Dutch Wife, and The Gown, just to name a few – it’s pretty apparent that these are special times for us historical fiction readers. Why do you think that is, Savvy Readers? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader! Give the whole article a read here – you won’t regret it!

Well, that’s all we’ve got for bookish news this week, Savvy Readers. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy reading,

Jesse

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