In which I make some eye-opening discoveries…
YA Heard? With RBR – January 2016
Neil Patrick Harris in talks to star in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
From Entertainment Weekly
I always wondered what happened to the Series of Unfortunate Events movie with Jim Carey (I guess it tanked…?). It’s now being retooled as a live-action event with Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf.
I haven’t read the books, so I don’t really have a particular person in mind for the role. I’m interested to see what happens!
All the Books We’re Publishing in 2016
HarperCollins has shared all the YA books they’re publishing this year in one nifty infographic! I love their site. Their content is fantastic.
The Promising Case of a Non-White Nancy Drew
From The Atlantic
CBS is developing a new TV series where Nancy Drew is a 30-ish NYPD detective, and the President of CBS said said she’ll be “diverse, that is the way she is written … [She will] not [be] Caucasian. I’d be open to any ethnicity.”
I’ll definitely be checking this out!
Top Youth Literary Awards Announced At ALAYMA This Morning
Awards went to YA authors Matt de la Peña for a Newberry honor and to David Levithan for lifetime achievement!
‘The 5th Wave’ Author Talks About “Surreal” Process of Turning YA Book to Film
This process seems so different from author to author. Ricky Yancey says he was pretty involved in the process of making the film and was there for a lot of the filming.
YA Book Bloggers Targeted by Catfishing Scheme
From Publisher’s Weekly
This is SO crazy! Basically, this publicist at Penguin Young Readers sent her own book (NOT published by Penguin!) to book reviwers. Whaaaatttt?
….YOU GUYS. I read the whole post by Jon at Bookish Antics about his experience, and the email screen shot he showed sounded really familiar, and it turns out THIS LADY EMAILED ME TOO.
I’m having a moment…I was catfished and I had no idea. What the actual heck?!
Have you ever been catfished? Also, any book news you’d like to share?! What a weird day…