Hello readers! It is I, your literary news bearer back with messages from the book world. So grab your tea/coffee/juice and let’s get cracking (a book spine).
1. Over on the Book Riot YouTube channel, Director of Content, Rebecca Schinsky talks about five books to look forward to this January. I found this list very interesting, especially American Housewife by Helen Ellis, a collection of funny and snarky short stories about womanhood. Feminist texts from a profane Southern writer? Sign me up.
2. She is the one who knocks…or rather is glad she lives in a world where there are Octobers. Moira Walley-Beckett, star writer on the greatest show of all time, Breaking Bad is adapting Anne of Green Gables for television. I mean Anne and Diana are practically like Walter and Jesse in how dedicated Diana is to Anne and has zero imagination while Anne always has a scheme ready. Talk about kindred spirits. Read more here.
3. The world said farewell to one of the best actors of all time, who immortalized one of the best characters of all time. Rest in peace Alan Rickman, Severus Snape forever and always.