The Best Summer Vacation Locations From Your Favorite Books!

The Best Summer Vacation Locations From Your Favorite Books!

It’s getting hotter… and so is our burning desire to run off to some beach and leave our real lives behind! Okay—realistically, most of us have some financial and scheduling limitations when it comes to our plans. But that’s no excuse for missing out on a great book. (Spoiler alert: there actually is no good excuse.) So whether your escape is already on the calendar or purely hypothetical, it’s time to pick a vacation destination. More importantly, it’s time to pick the perfect book for your travels.   Gif Via Real Simple   No matter how fantastic, we love when …

HBO Releases Trailer for ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Adaptation

HBO Releases Trailer for ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Adaptation

Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend is nearing its on-screen premiere, as HBO has just released the trailer for the upcoming adaptation.    The coming-of-age novel is the first book in a 4-part series, called The Neapolitan Novels, which follows the lives of childhood friends Elena and Raffaella throughout their adolescence into their old age.       The Neapolitian Novels have been embraced by many audiences and Ferrante has received positive reviews from critics since the release of My Brilliant Friend. The New York Times referred to Ferrante as, “One of the great novelists of our time.”     “Her voice is passionate, her view sweeping …

Take a Trip Through Elena Ferrante’s Naples With This Gorgeous Photo Essay!

Take a Trip Through Elena Ferrante’s Naples With This Gorgeous Photo Essay!

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Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitian series, starting with hit novel My Brilliant Friend, has taken the literary world by storm, and is soon to be adapted for television by HBO. Italian director Saverio Costanzo will direct, while Jennifer Schuur will serve as executive producer. The plan is for a thirty-two episode series spanning all four books.   My Brilliant Friend follows the story of a sixty-year friendship between two women, which is told by one, Elena, after the other, Lila, vanishes.    The Guardian recently published a beautiful photo essay by Sophia Seymour, which picturesby Giuseppe Di Vaio, exploring the neighborhood in which Ferrante’s protagonists grow …

Want to Read the New Elena Ferrante Novel? That’ll be $200.

Want to Read the New Elena Ferrante Novel? That’ll be $200.

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My Brilliant Friend author Elena Ferrante’s new novel isn’t due out until 2019, but an advance reader’s copy has been made available to a select few for the small fee of $200. That’s right! All that cash money you were intending to use as toilet paper can now be used to acquire Ferrante’s new book!   The money will go towards Bookselling Without Borders, a Kickstarter project aiming to increase the visibility of international writing and facilitate American booksellers to attend international bookselling conferences. Their website says, “We want to help American booksellers be better advocates for international writing, and to help …