Saturday, September 19, 2015

An Apology and a Promise

{Already missing the summer days}

So it seems yet again, I have taken an unintended hiatus. I promise, it was not intentional. I am ready to return, to tell what I've been reading, and to post reviews in the coming weeks. But first, there is quite a bit of book-related news to share and be excited about. Let's catch up on a few things, shall we?

The New York Times has reconstructed their Bestsellers List once again, expanding the Children's list to include hardcover, paperback, and e-book editions.  

Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee's much-anticipated sequel to her 1960 classic, has been on the Bestsellers List for 9 weeks and sold over 700,000 copies in its first 6 days on the shelves. 

Bloomsbury Publishing and artist Jim Kay have teased illustrations from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition. The book will be released October 6th, but is currently available for pre-order. 

Speaking of Harry Potter...his son James arrived at Hogwarts on September 1st, 2015 and was sorted into Gryffindor House. J.K Rowling announced the news on Twitter.

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne will star as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the movie that will be an expansion of Harry Potter's wizarding world. 

The final 2 movies in the Divergent series have been given new names. Instead of Part 1 and Part 2, the films will be titled Allegiant and Ascendant. The trailer for Allegiant is finally here!!

The Hunger Games will be coming to an end all too soon. Tickets are being sold for the final movie starting October 1st. Haven't seen the trailer for Mockingjay Part 2 yet? It's here

John Green posted a photo of himself with Taylor Swift on his Instagram on Friday. I'd give anything to be in that picture with the two of them! (Okay, maybe not anything...) Please excuse me while I go freak out...

As you can see, there is quite a lot to be excited about. With new books and movies, and my Senior year unfurling, I am looking forward to sharing my reactions to these events in the coming months. Stay tuned, and I'll be writing soon! (I hope)

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