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Hello, fellow book dragons! It’s time for another round of “OMG I want to read that and that and that!” The news was a little slow this week, but I’m happy to bring you a few interesting bookish news tidbits. Enjoy your upcoming week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty

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Here’s this week’s trivia question: Which of Shakespeare’s plays features a sorcerer named Prospero? (Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

roomies christina laurenHave we already discussed how Roomies is going to be a film?

Hulu renewed Castle Rock for a second season.

Lee Daniels has optioned The Spook Who Sat By The Door.

Hannah Gadsby is writing a memoir!

Nine Lives by Ursula K. Le Guin to become a feature film.

Rick Riordan Presents will publish Paola Santiago and the Drowned Palace by Tehlor Kay Mejia in 2020.

Watchmen has officially been picked up by HBO.

Netflix renewed Anne with an E for a third season.

Angel of Darkness will continue The Alienist‘s second season.

Ashes in the Snow, the film adaptation of Shades of Gray, is coming to the US.

Ann Friedman and Aminatou Snow are writing a book about the importance of friendship.

Keanu Reeves is getting in the publishing business.

Cover Reveals

Here’s the first look at I Miss You When I Blink, Mary Laura Philpott’s upcoming book of essays. (Touchstone, April 2, 2019)

Josh Malerman revealed his upcoming novel Inspection. (Del Rey, April 23, 2019)

Sneak Peeks

chilling adventures of sabrinaHere are new photos from the upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch series.

Death and Nightingales: Here’s the first look at the BBC drama starring Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys.

Book Riot Recommends 

At Book Riot, I work on the New Books! email, the All the Books! podcast about new releases, and the Book Riot Insiders New Release Index. I am very fortunate to get to read a lot of upcoming titles, and learn about a lot of upcoming titles, and I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!

Loved, loved, loved:

snazzy cat capersSnazzy Cat Capers by Deanna Kent,‎ Neil Hooson (Illustrator) (Imprint, September 18)

A literal cat burglar! Ophelia von Hairball V is an international jewel thief trying to impress the FFBI. (That’s the Furry Feline Burglary Institute.) Can she can steal the giant Himalayan diamond and win their top award, or does something about this job smell fishy? I mean, really, what’s not to love???

Excited to read:

question markSymptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra (Imprint, May 21, 2019)

I am a big fan of Charaipotra’s collaboration with Dhonielle Clayton on the Tiny Pretty Things series, and I am also really excited to see what she does for her first solo book!

What I’m reading this week.

born to be posthumousBorn to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery

Unmarriageable: A Novel by Soniah Kamal

The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre, Kaiama L. Glover (Translator)

Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman

And this is funny.

“So close, so close, so close!

Trivia answer: The Tempest.