The 5 Most Interesting Bookmobiles From Around the World

The 5 Most Interesting Bookmobiles From Around the World

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It’s National Bookmobile Day! Bookmobiles, in case you weren’t aware, are mobile libraries that provide books to more remote and to people who can’t get to a library regularly such as hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Bookmobiles aren’t just cars, but they can also be boats, camels, and even converted military tanks.    To celebrate national bookmobile day, here are some of the most interesting bookmobiles from around the world!    1. Weapons of Mass Instruction – Argentina     Book Tank |  Via My Modern Met   This converted Ford Falcon is made to look like a military tank. Instead of …

A Novel Version of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is Coming to Bookshelves This Fall

A Novel Version of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is Coming to Bookshelves This Fall

Tony Award winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is about to get a book adaptation that will focus on expanding stories and characters featured in the musical. Set to be released October 9th, the story follows Evan Hansen, a lonely high school student who is swept into an emotional lie after the death of one of his classmates.    Cover of Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Via Amazon   Author Val Emmich (The Reminders) teamed up with the creative team behind the musical, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul, to bring the musical’s story to even more people through …

Novelist Sarah J. Mass Hits Big Time with Books Set for Television AND Movie Series

Novelist Sarah J. Mass Hits Big Time with Books Set for Television AND Movie Series

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Both of Sarah J. Mass’s bestselling young adult fantasy series, Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses, are set to hit the small and silver screens.    The Throne of Glass series, slated for streaming on Hulu, follows Celaena Sardothien as she competes to be the king’s assassin, but finds herself fighting for her freedom from a tyrannical ruler. The series will be penned by Kira Snyder (The Handmaid’s Tale, Pacific Rim) and the pilot episode directed by Anna Foerster (Outlander, Criminal Minds). There is no cast as of yet.    The A Court of Thorns and …

The Little-Known App that Helps You Get Through Those Tough Novels

The Little-Known App that Helps You Get Through Those Tough Novels

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Struggling to get through challenging books like Infinite Jest and other classic, but dense novels? Kindle’s lesser-known and highly underrated feature, Word Runner, can help you with just that.    Kindle’s Word Runner works through rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) which centers the words on a screen, enacting a stream of consciousness-like flow to reading. To help with comprehension of the texts, the feature uses Dynamic Pacing to slow down the scanning at commas, periods, and punctuation marks.    Example of RSVP | via Good E Reader   Along with the stream of consciousness-like flow that RSVP creates, it can also …

Neil Gaiman to Produce Much Anticipated Fantasy Adaptation ‘Gormenghast’

Neil Gaiman to Produce Much Anticipated Fantasy Adaptation ‘Gormenghast’

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Mervyn Peake’s highly acclaimed 1960’s fantasy series, Gormenghast, is slated to be produced by American Gods author Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman for FremantleMedia. This newest adaptation will be the first since the BBC’s adaptation of the first two books, Titus Groan and Gormenghast, in 2000.    Jonathan Rhys Myers in BBC’s 2000 adaptation | Via BBC   Unlike BBC’s adaptation, Gaiman’s adaptation will not only include the first three novels in the Gormenghast series, but will also include Peake’s novella in the series Boy in Darkness.    The series will follow the residents of Castle Gormennghast – a city-state like …