Monday, July 17, 2017

0 The new Doctor, Magic, and Awards: Last Week In Review (55)



Welcome to Last Week in Review. My week was pretty good. I hope yours was the same. The first thing I want to talk about is something I had been anticipating for some time. The new Doctor was chosen. I'm referring to Doctor Who for those of you that don't know. I was traveling when the announcement was made, so I didn't get the information until late yesterday. But congratulations to Jodie Whittaker! I look forward to watching you as the new Doctor. And on another note, I'm also interested in seeing how the show evolves without Stephen Moffat at the helm.




The reactions to this announcement have been mixed. I have to say I'm a little disappointed in some of my fellow Whovians. To me, this feels like a natural direction to take the show in, but to others . . . Well, they're not thrilled. I feel as they don't really understand the point of the show.



In case you haven't heard: 


Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) has a new book for young readers coming out in November! Here's the summary:

From beloved award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.
When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on.
After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded kids. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.


The trailer for A Wrinkle in Time was released and it looks awesome!  


The movie isn't coming out until March 2018, but I'm already excited.

AND

TOP THRILLER WRITERS GIVEN  2017 AWARDS AT THRILLERFEST
Awards were presented at Thrillerfest Saturday evening at the Awards Banquet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City by members of International Thriller Writers (ITW).


The awards recipients are as follows:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
Noah Hawley -- BEFORE THE FALL (Grand Central Publishing)

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Nicholas Petrie -- THE DRIFTER (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Anne Frasier -- THE BODY READER (Thomas & Mercer)

BEST SHORT STORY
Joyce Carol Oates -- “Big Momma” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)                           

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
A.J. Hartley -- STEEPLEJACK (TOR Teen)


BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
James Scott Bell -- ROMEO’S WAY (Compendium Press) 

Also receiving special recognition during the ThrillerFest XII Awards Banquet:

Lee Child, ThrillerMaster
In recognition of his legendary career and outstanding contributions to the thriller genre.

Lisa Gardner, Literary Silver Bullet Award
Tom Doherty, Thriller Legend Award



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