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1. Got low shelf-esteem?
If you find yourself at a party saying things like: “Yes, but isn’t Jane Austen the original chick-lit?” when the truth is you’ve only seen the 2005 Joe Wright adaptation of Pride and Prejudice then you may be suffering from low shelf-esteem. Over at Book Riot, Wallace Yovetich lists the 10 signs you may have this literary ailment and how to get over it.
2. “In my younger and more vulnerable years…”
It is the 90th anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby and who better to tell us how to not give into the excesses of modern life than the author himself. Scribner magazine is doing a series of features on F. Scott Fitzgerald , the first of which is a young Fitzgerald trying to stick to a budget. Hey, adulting is hard, even for one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century.
3. Landing at Station Eleven
One of the best books of 2014 was Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. In a postapocalyptic world, a theatre group of Shakespearean actors tries to keep arts and literature alive. And now it is coming to TV or film. In an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Steindorff has acquired the film and TV rights to adapt this fantastic novel. While we dream cast the film/TV series, get thee to a bookstore (or ebook site) and read Station Eleven now!