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UPDATE: All Posts 24 – 30 April 2016

After dropping off the map last June, weekly updates are back! Tune in to the Updates category each Monday morning for a re-cap of every article I published the week before.

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay Is Coming Soon

If you’ve already pre-ordered your copy of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script, make sure you have this all-new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book headed to your bookshelf or e-reader in time for the holidays.

A Long, Lost Harper Lee Article Has Been Discovered

Truman Capote might have diminished Harper Lee’s contributions to those of a lowly research assistant, but a recently uncovered article published in the March 1960 issue of Grapevine magazine proves she was an integral part of his trip to Kansas that year.

Megyn Kelly’s New Memoir Coming Out This Year

She hosts the #1 cable news show in the country, thinks Muslims should be investigated for entering each other’s garages, and isn’t afraid to call Donald Trump on his bullshit. The fascinating — and often cringeworthy — figure that is Megyn Kelly will publish her first book this year.

Neil Patrick Harris’ Count Olaf Is Absolute Perfection — See the First Pic

If you were at all hesitant to celebrate Netflix’s forthcoming A Series of Unfortunate Events adaptation, these pictures of Neil Patrick Harris as the villainous Count Olaf will brush away your worries.


The Rabid Puppies got a lot of nominees on the Hugo shortlists again this year, but — in most cases — the roster doesn’t look nearly as bad as it did in 2015.

Watch the Cell Trailer to See John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson Kick Ass

More than a decade after Stephen King’s novel hit store shelves, the Cell film adaptation has a U.S. distributor, a release date, and a really freaky trailer.

Emma Watson’s Book Club Will Read Another Memoir in May

Three of the five Our Shared Shelf book club picks have been memoirs: My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem, How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, and this latest choice.


You know, people think book nerds are these pasty loners who never want to do anything fun, but that’s simply not true. Knock down the stereotype by taking one of these bookish games to your next book club meeting.

15 YA Series from the ’90s for When You Need a Dose of Nostalgia

Before Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games turned young adult fantasy into a multi-million dollar enterprise, YA novels from the 1990s were an unsung force. Check out this Potterless list and send me your own ’90s throwback recommendations in the comments below.

Luckiest Girl Alive: A Review

Jennifer Knoll’s debut novel is set to get the film treatment under Reese Witherspoon’s lead, but how does the book hold up to the hype?


April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Here’s a short list of go-to books for the days when April showers have you humming a blue note.

5 Warsan Shire Quotes For All the Incredible “Single Ladies” of the World

Warsan Shire rose to prominence last week after her poetry turned up in Beyoncé’s new visual album, Lemonade. Check out a small sampling of what makes her so amazing here.

The Wheel of Time TV Adaptation Is Headed Our Way

After an abysmal — and possibly unauthorized — FXX pilot aired last year, an all-new, better TV adaptation of Robert Jordan’s sweeping Wheel of Time series appears to be on the horizon.

Hey Politicians, Stop Using Me to Excuse Your Bigotry

An open letter to transphobic politicians from one of the white women they’ve been purporting to “protect” for the last century and a half.

Maximize Your Reading Productivity and Prioritize Your TBR with This App

Do you know how long it will take you to read a 1,000-word article? What about a 300-page novel? With this cool Chrome extension, you can get time commitments at a glance and maximize your reading productivity.

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