Welcome to first of what I hope will be many weekly updates on bookish news. I'll be doing various stories here from controversies, to big news on releases, to cool things people are doing in the book world.
Here are some things happening for the week of 4/5:
Some of you Sci-Fi/Fantasy fans may know about some of the mess of this year's Hugo Awards. For those that don't, here are a few links to explain it and the awful Sad Puppies campaign (yes, they really call themselves Sad Puppies):
Book Riot: The Broken Hugo Awards
Black Gate: Sad Puppies and Super Puppies: The 2015 Hugo Train Wreck
i09: The Hugo Awards Were Always Political. But Now They're Only Political
There's a new Maya Angelou stamp out with a awesome quote on it. Sadly, that awesome quote is not in fact from Maya Angelou. AWKWARD:
Bustle article about stamp
The 2014 VIDA count is in. Surprise: women actually made some progress this year. No surprise: it was mostly just white women making the progress this year. Sigh.
Bustle article about VIDA count
So you don't feel totally depressed about the state of the book world right now, turns out NYC is doing a cool thing and adding books to city shelters for the homeless:
Daily News: NYC adding books to shelters
Major Books out this week: Miracle at Augusta by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge
Rebel Belle 2: Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
Sekret series 2: Skandal by Lindsay Smith
The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre
Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Dandelion Dynasty 1: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
William Shakespeare's The Phantom Menace graphic novel
Books on TV: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel started its mini-series on PBS this past week
Nina Dobrev has apparently left the Vampire Diaries which leaves question about whether or not Vampire Diaries will be coming back next season.
Game of Thrones season 5 will be starting this Sunday. So all you people who have HBO, please recap for those of us that don't.
Books as Movies: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks will be released in theaters on the 10th.