Monday, April 9, 2012

RecommendedReads | Game of Thrones is back!

And it's back: sloth, greed, lust, envy, pride, gluttony, wrath and you can catch it in all its panoramic glory from April 1st on HBO. Watch the trailer, set to the beautiful lament by Florence and the Machine's Seven Devils

Publication: A song of fire and Ice website
Reshma Says: A most fascinating insight into what the two greats love to read, what they like to write and and how they handle their ridiculous amounts of fanmail. It sometimes stuns me how two such game changing writers can be so down to earth. BC uses every chance to tell GRRM how pissed he is that he killed Ned Stark off and GRRM shows how much he loves historical fiction by constantly referencing Sharpe. Both writers focus on the past and in many ways, Bernard Cornwell is as fantastical as GRRM - Stonehenge. Lovers of both these authors will really enjoy this little tete-a-tete.

Headline: Pottermore opens to everyone early April. 
Reshma Says: And she's back, the queen of merchandising, marketing and general wizardry with Pottermore. The place for everything Potter including lucrative e-books, whose rights she has so cleverly kept to herself. Such a smartie! Since I am not a beta user, despite begging for entrance, I have no idea what awaits inside but I do believe there are backstories- How did Vernon and Petunia really meet?,  artwork and ofcourse games and an entire social media platform. No, it's not for us. It's bad enough we spend entire weekends reading stories written for 13 year olds, but I think it is a brilliant example of extending a brand and keeping it alive for the new little converts that really find a hardcover book so old fashioned!

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