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PBS NewsHour

PBS and New York Times Begin the Definitive Online Book Club

The PBS NewsHour has teamed with The New York Times for a wonderful online book club called Now Read This. At the beginning of every month, the club will announce a book that, at least hopefully, sheds some light on current events or cultural concerns. The book may be fiction, nonfiction, or anything in between.

 

Throughout the month, members of Now Read This will participate in discussions about the book, and the page will also be posting anything related to the book or author, such as writing advice, interviews, or the occasional New York Times book review.

 

The best part is that at the end of the month, the book’s author will appear on the PBS NewsHour and field questions from Now Read This members. Pretty cool!

 

Sing Unburied Sing

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This month’s book is Jesmyn Ward’s celebrated Sing, Unburied, Sing. If you don’t already have a stacked TBR list, then Now Read This might be just the way to find your next read. Best of all, you get to talk to other readers. Join the group here, and happy reading!

 

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The First Trailer for ‘Little Women’ Miniseries Drops and It Is WONDERFUL

Christmas has come early for fans of Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, as the first trailer for the upcoming miniseries adaptation has dropped, and it is great. 

 

So, for me, nothing will ever replace the 1994 Winona Ryder movie adaptation, but this trailer looks like it may be giving one of my most beloved Christmas movies a run for its money. It has Angela Lansbury as Aunt March. What more do you want?

 

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So take a look, shed a tear, assess whether Willa Fitzgerald who plays Meg March will make a good Kitsey Barbour in The Goldfinch as she’s just been announced for the role…

 

 

Thoughts? I think it looks pretty great, honestly. I know it’s hard to make an informed assessment in thirty seconds, but nothing looks amiss: great costumes, great casting (is that Michael Gambon A.K.A Dumbledore I spy?), a suitably dark and brooding Laurie. I’m feeling optimistic, and am looking forward to Little Women airing on PBS on May 13th, 2018. 

 

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