The case of the disappearing paperbacks. Books you may be watching soon. Recommendations for Wake by Anna Hope, and Wondrous Beauty by Carol Berkin.
Tiffani from California wondered if books are ever released in paperback, then the paperback is pulled from sale, and only the hardcover remains in print. We discuss a couple of different scenarios where it may seem that a book was out in paperback, but then is not, but in every case we think there’s a good explanation. As far as we know, publishers don’t ever pull an existing paperback edition and revert to hardcover only in print.
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Books You May Be Watching Soon (11:55)
So many books are getting the movie or telelvision treatment in 2014. We give you a quick rundown of many of them in this episode. The titles below link to Goodreads. The movie or TV indication links to more info about the production.
- Divergent (movie)
- The Fault in Our Stars (movie)
- A Feast for Crows (new season of Game of Thrones)
- Orange is the New Black (new season)
- The Returned (being turned into a TV series called Resurrection)
- The Leftovers (TV series)
- The Giver (movie)
- This is Where I Leave You (movie)
- A Long Way Down (movie)
- About a Boy (TV series)
- Redshirts (TV series)
- The Maze Runner (movie)
- Gone Girl (movie)
- Dark Places (movie)
- Wild (movie)
- Tracks (movie)
- Unbroken (movie)
- Mockingjay (movie)
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (movie)
- Serena (movie)
- and finally, not coming out in 2014, but long completed and never released in the US, Mister Pip (movie).
What book-based movies or TV shows are you most looking forward to?
Two Books We Can’t Wait For You to Read (28:23)
Wake by Anna Hope, is a debut novel that simply blew me away. It’s the story of three women whose lives, in London two years after the end of World War I, intersect in unexpected ways. I found the writing to be beautiful and the story incredibly well-constructed.
Ann has been on a little bit of a history-reading phase lately, and raves about Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte by Carol Berkin. It’s the story of the belle of nineteenth-century Baltimore, who married Napoleon’s younger, slacker brother. Despite Napoleon’s best attempts, Betsy was a strong-willed woman who would not be cast aside easily.