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George R.R. Martin Kinda, Sorta Reveals Whether His Books Will Match The Show’s End

According to CNN George R.R. Martin has broken his silence on The Winds of Winter. He’s revealed when the next book is coming! Rejoice, everyone! Or…not? As Martin, as usual, was very coy in his statement and revealed things while also not revealing anything at all.

George R.R. Martin confirmed that the next book ‘will be’ complete but refused to say when it can be expected, only that he promises he will finish it, along with A Dream of Spring. Will the ending will be different? He had this to say:

 

“How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different? Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.”

 

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Thanks George, that clears that up. George continued in his statement by noting books are a wholly different medium than television and his novels will explore characters in detail that never appeared on the show, such as Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny, Darkstar, Aegon VI, and more. But that’s all he goes into. In any case, it’s safe to assume his books will be quite different than the show’s ending but of course, all we can do is theorize until he finally, finally releases the next book.

Hopefully it’ll be worth the wait!

 

 

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Amazon Picks Up The New York Times’s ‘Modern Love’ For TV Adaptation

The iconic New York Times’ Modern Love column and its exploration of love and its iterations has been a staple for readers since its beginnings nearly 14 years ago. The column has not only inspired readers and their relationships, but has now inspired Amazon to bring the column to the small screen.

 

According to Hollywood Reporter, the series will be anthological and will follow love, including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self-love, and the human connection through eight stand-alone episodes. Think Black Mirror, but with love instead of technology seeming cool and then ruining people’s lives, one episode at a time. 

 

 

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The order for the adaptation closely follows the trend of Amazon Studios programming pushing female-driven storylines and universal appeal with shows like Marvelous Mrs. Masiel. Amazon Studio’s goal is to create “our next big show that women also can’t stop talking about,” Jennifer Sale, head of Amazon Studios, told Hollywood Reporter.

 

Being a sucker for romantic comedies myself, I cannot wait to spend a few days falling in love with the beauty and love that is Modern Love

 

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New York Times Pulitzer Prize-Winning Weinstein Exposé Coming to Screens

It was the exposé  that shook both Hollywood and the world and society as we know it. Sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein took the media by storm when they first were revealed in October of 2017. His exposure prompted an avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations to be made against other people in power, finally sending the pendulum swinging in favor of victims of Hollywood’s culture of harassment. 
 
 
Thanks to Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of the New York Times and Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker, the movie mogul’s crimes were brought to the surface, and soon, will be brought to your TV screen.

 

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The three reporters worked continuously to contact victims and break past the walls that Hollywood put up. Now, after receiving a Pulitzer Prize for their research, their investigative articles are being picked up by Plan B, Brad Pitt’s company. Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures will also be backing the work that still remains untitled.

 

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According to The Guardian, the show won’t be focusing on Weinstein’s crimes and victims so much as it will focus on the tireless reporting and collection of information by each journalist. Think Oscar-winners like Spotlight and All the President’s Men.

 

Weinstein is still under investigation for his misconduct while one of his most prominent victims, Rose McGowan, has published an autobiography, Brave, and is still working for justice for victims. I’m not sure what to expect from this movie, but I’d say we’re all hungry for some justice and equality.

 

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Take out Your Time-Turner, Here Are the Top Harry Potter Stories of 2017

At Bookstr, we’ve noticed our readers have a bit of a thing for The Boy Who Lived. In fact, he’s been responsible for some of our most-read articles this year, so we decided to throw him (and you guys) a bone, and put together a must-read list of the top fifteen Harry Potter articles from 2017. Revisit your favorites, and discover the ones you missed! 

 

1.  This Harry Potter Fan Theory Is The Realest Thing Since Sliced Bread

 

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2.  HBO Unleashes All Eight Harry Potter Movies To Us Potter Fiends!

 

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3. [NSFW] 13 Harry Potter Memes Your Mother Wouldn’t Like

 

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4.  Terrifying Harry Potter Fan Theory Makes Total Sense

 

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5. NSFW: What Goes Down at a Harry Potter-Themed Sex Party

 

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6. Hilariously Horrible ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Book Reviews

 

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7. Harry Potter Prequel Stolen, Rowling Tells Fans Not to Buy It

 

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8. 12 Must-See Places for True Harry Potter Fans

 

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9. Quiz: Do You Have 20 Years of Harry Potter Knowledge In The Bag?

 

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10. Did You Catch This Harry Potter Reference in Game of Thrones?

 

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11. [NSFW] Harry Potter Lingerie Is The Potter Product We Never Knew We Needed

 

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12.  J. K. Rowling Blocks Fan on Twitter and We Hate to Say It, but That’s Lame

 

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13. ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Boycott Imminent Over Inclusion of Johnny Depp

 

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14.  J. K. Rowling Breaks Her Silence on Johnny Depp ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Casting

 

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15. Debate Heats up Surrounding J. K. Rowling’s Controversial Johnny Depp Statement 

 

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