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  1. Cover for Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Revealed

    New Harper Lee FTW!

    Today, HarperCollins released the cover image for Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, the upcoming follow-up to her classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, which is due to be released in July.

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  2. George R.R. Martin Will Forgo San Diego Comic-Con so He Can Finish Winds of Winter for You White Walkers

    Winds of Winter is coming.

    Why yes, I did meet A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin at San Diego Comic-Con dressed as Daenerys. Why do you ask?

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  3. The Mary Sue Interview: Debut Author Francesca Haig On The Fire Sermon, Female Protagonists And The Post-Apocalypse

    This book, guys. This book.

    It's not often that I put down a book and am torn between immediately wanting to re-read it, begging someone for the sequel, and never wanting to read again because it was just so good. Set in a post-nuclear winter world where everyone is born with a perfect Alpha twin and a disabled, ostracized Omega twin - and when one twin dies, so does the other - The Fire Sermon tells the story of Cass, an Omega whose ability to see the future leaves her debilitated.

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  4. The Mary Sue Interview: The Winner’s Crime‘s Marie Rutkoski On YA Heroines, Romance, and That Next Book

    If you like YA lit, you should check this one out.

    Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Curse made a huge splash in YA lit when it arrived, and people loved it for Kestral, its strong female lead, and its intricate portrayal of a world embroiled in imperialist politics. The sequel, The Winner's Crime, just released on Tuesday, and I thought it was a great follow-up - and, in fact, a great improvement - on the first. I got the chance to speak with Rutkoski about the new book and her plans for Kestral's future.

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  5. The Boy Next Door Fans are Trying Super Hard to Buy First Edition Copies of The Iliad

    Sing, J.Lo muse, of the rage of Achilles

    Life imitates art: according to Richard Davies of the online bookseller AbeBooks, the now-infamous The Boy Next Door scene in which Jennifer Lopez is gifted a "first edition copy of The Iliad" has lead countless Internet users on a quest to find first-edition copies of the ancient, orally-derived work. See, print's not dead yet!

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  6. Newly Discovered Dr. Seuss Manuscript What Pet Should I Get? to Be Published this Summer

    A posthumous hippopotamus, of course!

    Random House Children's Books announced earlier today that it will be publishing What Pet Should I Get, a newly-discovered manuscript complete with sketches by the late Dr.Seuss and featuring the siblings from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, will be published on July 28th.

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  7. An Analysis in Grief: 10 Harry Potter Deaths We Did Not Get Over

    It's still a sore subject for many. Even after all this time, the very mention of The Half-Blood Prince or The Deathly Hallows can ignite a twinge of pain for Potterheads around the world. Seven years later (or three years later, depending on how you look at it), we're still not over the tragic deaths of these characters.

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  8. Face-Scanning Book Judges You by Your Cover, Decides Whether You Can Read It

    Oh, so it's OK when books do it?

    An artist has invented a book with built-in face-scanning technology that will only open if your face bears an emotionless expression to make sure you're not judging it by its cover. He has successfully created the world's first willfully hypocritical book.

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  9. Harper Lee’s Second Novel Will Be Published in July, Is a To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel

    More ham for everyone!

    What in the name of Jean Louise Finch: according to The Associated Press, Publisher Harper announced this morning that Go Set a Watchman, a novel completed by To Kill a Mockingbird author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Harper Lee in the 1950s and "rediscovered" recently, will be published July 14th.

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  10. George R.R. Martin’s Publisher Confirms: No New A Song of Ice and Fire Novel in 2015

    A Song of Sigh and Ire

    Ok, most of could have guessed this, but I'm not the only one who was holding out hope George R.R. Martin would get his next A Song of Ice and Fire this year, right?

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