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Bookstr’s Week in Review ICYMI

Hello (book)lovers. Happy Valentine’s Day! Take a break from all the romantic pressure today and catch up on what we’ve been up to at Bookstr this week. No chocolate covered strawberries needed.

If you are celebrating though, this weekend is your last chance to enter our giveaway for 50+ romance novels. FIFTY. PLUS. They can all be yours. All you have to do is enter here.

 

                                      five by five

Speaking of romance. We’ve just launched Five by Five, an article series where we ask five authors of a similar background five questions. For our first article, we were lucky enough to speak to Black Romance Authors Network members and get their perspective. Catch it over here and keep an eye out for all the exciting 5x5s to come. Read it five times if you’re really committed.

 

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 black history month

February is Black History Month and we’ve got some great content on the go. Get inspired with these Alice Walker quotes. Check out this list of Nelson Mandela’s books. If you haven’t enough in those, try these.

 

 

literary legends

This week was an exciting one for Patti Smith, as she is to be honored with an incredible award from PEN America. I don’t know about the ghost of Charles Dickens, maybe it was an exciting week for him too? Previously unpublished letters by the legend have been discovered and put on display.

ADAPTATION NEWS

The world of book-to-screen adaptations is an ever-changing landscape, not a week goes by where there isn’t something new happening. This week we’ve learned more about The Woman in the Window controversy. It’s been ten years since first The Percy Jackson film adaption hit cinemas. I will be accepting NO hate for that movie at this time. For vampire fans everywhere, House of Night will be joining the legion of adaptations soon. Lot’s more here too.

Gnéas agus grá

Don’t worry, you’re not going insane. Those are actual words. Irish words to be exact, meaning sex and love. I couldn’t stay away from the romance for long and neither could our writers, it seems. We’ve got Notebook memes, top romance novels. If, like me, you’re currently swooning over Emma and Mr. Knightley, here’s some more romantic fodder to feed that appetite! Speaking of appetite, we’ve also got not one, not two, but SEVEN books on female sexuality.

 

 

justbookstrthings

RIP Justgirlythings is all I’ll say. Nehal has some gorgeous romance for us on this week’s Three to Read and you can check it out here. There’s a very exciting Bookstagrammer installment here where we are talking to @michellereadsbooks. Check out her feed when you get a chance!

There you have it! You’re all caught up. I wish I could cover everything but alas, there’s no point to a highlight reel if everything is in it. The best way, as always, to keep up with all things Bookstr is to catch us on our socials; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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Bookstr’s Week in Review ICYMI

Ah, February. It’s always the speediest month after the decade of January. This week is, as many of us are (sadly) aware, Valentine’s day. Fun fact: the day that follows is Single’s Awareness Day, apparently. Anyways, the ramblings of a single girl on Valentine’s Day belong on HBO and the pages of my personal journal. I promise you are still on Bookstr and not a Sex and the City script excerpt. So, what have you missed this week? Let’s find out.

If you’re WEEKS behind, here‘s what we’ve been up to recently.

 

black history month

 

February is Black History Month and everyone here at Bookstr is working hard at writing about, designing for, and (most importantly) reading the work of authors of color. Here are five female authors of color with some exciting releases. There’s a bus making the rounds in conjunction with members of the NBA. Barnes & Noble did their take on popular covers for the month’s commemorations. Lauren is filling us in here. Keep an eye out for some features coming up this month, like the 5×5 series kicking off with Black History Month as it’s inaugural theme.

 

 

every day is someone’s birthday

 

Wow, we really can’t go a week without it being somebody else’s birthday. How many can there possibly be? It’s almost like there’s more than 365 people in the world. This week saw bestselling author Ransom Riggs celebrating his 41st birthday. James Joyce’s birthday would also have been this week, alongside the publication date of Ulysses.

 

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 I know. These GIFs are getting less relevant as the weeks go on but I just can’t resist.

 

Not my president

 

Don’t worry, this isn’t about Trump. (He really isn’t my president, FYI, Ireland has Micheal D. Higgins.) This week we learned a little more about George Washington in a new biography. There’s a new book set for release this summer, taking a look at what could have been. If Hilary Clinton had never married Bill, where would she be now? Would 2016 have ended differently?

 

Three to read

 

I’m not sure how I’d frame my week if it wasn’t for the one constant of Nehal’s bookish wisdom. She’s back with some gems this week and they perfect for this crazy weather. Is it raining? Warm? Snowing? Who knows. You won’t care because you’ll be so engrossed in your new reads. Check it out here. For some more weather-appropriate books take a look at Kali’s recs here.

 

 

Miscellaneous/just for fun/harry styles

 

Was it the Harry Styles that got you? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. Kathryns got us sorted for a HS fix here. Have you ever wondered what star George Orwell was born under? Satisfy your astrological interest here. We’ve got some exciting YA releases recently that are as fun as they are anticipated (aka A LOT). Take a look here. Match up your fave 90s film with a book here, courtesy of Gina. Match up your fave bagel with a book here, courtesy of Kathryn.


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Bookstr’s Week in Review ICYMI

 

The light at the end of the tunnel is almost in sight. That’s right, January is almost over! We’ve had a busy week here at Bookstr and I’m back to give you a rundown of what you might have missed. I’m broke after the holidays so it’s the only gift you’re getting from me!

Adaptation news

2020 so far has brought with it a whole lot of exciting book adaptation news. It’s not that it’s a current trend, per say, since books have been adapted for the screen for many many years, but this year has been next level. This week we learned some more about Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere and its release date. Netflix gave us the main trailer for the To All The Boys sequel. You can read all about Little Fires here, and check out LJ and Peter here.

 

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NEWS NEWS

The book world had a few shake-ups this week. Be it fantasy YA, crime thrillers or family tragedies, there was a myriad of news in all book realms. Suzanne Collins released some new information about her upcoming Hunger Games prequel. Lee Child has passed the Jack Reacher baton to his brother. Jeanine Cummins’ newest release has been met with serious controversy surrounding racial representation and cultural appropriation. Phew, does anyone else wish we had a book news channel?

 

 

remembering the greats

Between births and deaths, there were commemorations this week for some truly great writers. Lord Byron’s birthday was on Wednesday and you can read about his wild antics here. George Orwell died seventy years ago this week and we’ve got some interesting facts about the man, myth and legend here.

three to read

Nehal is back with her three reads this week and you can read all about it here. Make sure to catch their killer video too.

 

 

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how-to

Let Bookstr be your older sibling today (we’re in charge and we WILL tell mom if you’re not behaving!!) and pass on some vital information. This week we are focusing reading long books and writing good ones. If you’re looking to pick a long one, take a look here. If you’re trying to work out how to write a good one, let Kali show you the ways here

There you have it! You’re all caught up. I’ll be back next week to keep to updated but until then, happy reading!

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Bookstr’s Week in Review ICYMI

We get it. It’s cold, it’s Friday, if you’re in the US it’s the start of a three day weekend. So we’re making things easier for you and compiling some highlights that you don’t want to miss! Before you crack open that bottle of wine or get cosy with your book of the week, take a look at what we’ve been up to.

 

For a laugh:

Ashley treated us to a Friday LOL with a roundup of this week’s funniest book-related tweets. It’s got it all; Gatsby, Potter, March. Ok, now I’m just listing surnames but they’re all in there! Have a read here.

 

For a cry:

When you need to sober up from your laugh, have a look at Emilia’s take on tears. The focus is on Heather Christle’s The Crying Book, which gives an insight into tears, human experience, mental health, the works.

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Adaptation news:

It was a BIG week in the realm of book adaptations, with loads of news about all of your favorite books and their move to the screen. We’re talking Witches and Anne Hathaway, the BBC’s Normal People and everyone’s favorite Netflix stalker.

 

 

Making us shiver with antici….pation:

New year, new books. Lauren takes us through a few books to have on our lists coming into the spring. It’s a YA dream!

 

Bookstr’s Three to Read

Every Friday, Nehal goes live with our current top three titles. She’s covering coffee shop reads, dark horses and hot picks every week so there is something for everyone! Check out this week’s here.

 

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DRAMA

We live for drama both on the page and off. Luckily, the rest of the booksphere is the same and this week saw some shock resignations and tragic award snubs.

 

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There you have it, you’re officially caught up on some of this week’s bits and bobs. Remember, the best way to keep up to date on all things book and pop culture is catch us on our socials!

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