Round-up: July 2015

For the first time in a long time (all year, I think?) I have no new books to share with you! Yes, this month I’ve managed to rein in my spending (at last), because of a pretty bloody exciting project/life change that I will announce next month. I know, I’m such a tease, but it’s a really good ‘un.

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So, this post will be a quick one. In the world of literary news, of course, there’s the publication of Harper Lee’s new novel, the prequel to To Kill A MockingbirdGo Set A Watchman. It’s really been stirring up controversy, especially surrounding the main character, Atticus, but having never read the original (I know, egg on my face), I’m going to have to withhold judgement until I’ve read both. Which I will. Eventually.

Within a couple of days we’ll be treated to this year’s Man Booker longlist, due to be announced on 29th July. Currently production has started on the movie of 2011’s winner, Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Jim Broadbent will be playing the main character, Tony Webster, which is obviously a stroke of casting genius.

I hope you’ve had a nostalgic month at 50ayear, with my various posts on childhood. Next month we’re going to get all meta as the theme will be: blogging. I’ll be lifting the curtain a little and showing you a little of the magic (or frantic reading) behind 50ayear.

If you have any ideas for themes you’d like to see, do let me know!

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