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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Launches
For those of us who have been waiting, the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game launched today. Jam City released the game on the App Store and Google Play. Players can explore the wizarding world of the 1980s, develop a character, enroll in Hogwarts, and select one of the school’s four houses.
GRRM Announces Release Date Of Next Book
It doesn’t seem like a stretch to say many fans were disappointed to learn that George R.R. Martin’s next book is not The Winds of Winter. Instead, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire announced the November 20th publication date of Fire & Blood. Martin described the book as an “imaginary history,” and very much “not a novel.” It’s the first book in a planned duology.
Michelle McNamara’s Husband Speaks On Arrest Of Golden State Killer Suspect
This news is kinda-sorta book-related and also a big deal: the Golden State Killer primary suspect was arrested after more than 40 years. The arrest comes only a few months after the publication of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, author Michelle McNamara’s exhaustive journalistic investigation of the serial killer and sexual assaulter. McNamara died in 2016; her husband Patton Oswalt talked about his reactions to the news.