This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Read It Forward Book Recs.
This Could Be The Future Of Books
Serial Box serializes books like podcast episodes so they are bite-sized and release weekly for about 10 to 16 weeks. They also have a print edition you can read on ereaders so you can switch between listening and digital reading. I don’t know, this sounds a lot like an audiobook you have to wait for chapters of and pay as you go along ($1.59 per episode) but everyone reads differently so this may totally work for you–in which case, get your serialized reading on and enjoy!
Test Your Literary Quote and Geography Knowledge
It’s the weekend, let’s play a literary game: The Guardian has a fun quiz for you to guess the city based on a literary quote. Which city did Margaret Atwood describe as ‘New York without the garbage and muggings’? Which writer called one London area ‘ungentrified, ungentrifiable’?
Let’s Roundup This Week’s Adaptation News
Between the world news and all the adaption news that drops during the week it’s easy to miss announcements so I’ve collected for you some of the things we found out this week. The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan (Irish crime thriller releasing July 3rd) has been optioned for film. Ryan Coogler, the Black Panther director, is totally here for a film centered on the women of Wakanda. Annette O’Toole (Mama Kent!) and Corbin Bernsen (Shawn’s Papa!) have been cast in season 2 of The Punisher. Annette Bening (Heart eyes emoji) has been cast in the Captain Marvel film. And John Green’s Looking for Alaska is in final deal stage to be an eight-episode series on Hulu.