In this week’s Buzz Worthy News: Exciting news from Pottermore, an update on Divergent, a journalist is busted recycling his own work – and, of course, Scandalous Scandals. SPECIAL: Cuddlebuggery’s new CoBlogger is announced today!
Buzz Worthy News is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly news post containing book world news and blogger community gossip. For new YA releases and cover reveals check back on Friday for our Hot New Titles post.
Book World News
For those who having been tunneling through Venus for the last fifteen years and have trouble receiving transmissions from Earth and can only speak a strange, unknown language that is a derivative of a Czech version of pig Latin:
The House Cup was an annual competition in the Harry Potter books based on each of four houses competing against each other for points. To join Pottermore, click here.
“To take part in the House Cup simply log in to Pottermore and progress to the Sorting Hat ceremony in Chapter seven. There you’ll find out which of the four Hogwarts houses you’ll be placed into. Once you’ve been Sorted you’ll be able to help your house to victory by brewing potions and duelling with students from other houses to earn valuable points. Keep an eye on your house common room noticeboard and your owl notifications for important updates. After the inaugural Pottermore House Cup has been awarded there will be an update about Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”
As part of our weekly blatant thieving of the YA posts by TRYXKITTIE from Oh No They Didn’t Livejournal, we bring the following post. LET THE THIEVERY BEGIN!
Divergent will start filming this year. The sceenplay has been written by Evan Dougherty and is in per-production right now.
“If that proves a hit at theaters, the company also holds rights to the twentysomething author’s sequel Insurgent, which currently sits No. 1 on the Children’s Chapter Books list.”
Taissa Farmiger and Steven R McQueen are fan favourites to play Tris and Four.
The movie is slated for release in 2015.
Lehrer was outed by Jim Romenesko for repurposing material from his writing published in The Wall Street Journal and for recycling writing published in his book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. Reluctant Habits claims he also plagiarised from Malcom Gladwell.
Lehrer is not going to be fired for repurposing his own work. It poses an interesting question about industry ethics. Harcourt is amending Imagine.
A blogger, Issendai, posted on liveJournal’s wank report about an author harassing her.
The original review is here.
Some particularly brilliant moments from this obviously heinous and evil review:
“Haghuf returns to the mother and tells her what Lezipina said. The other goblins leave the room. See, Le-ina’s words were an order as well as a prophecy. The mother is related to everyone in her own caverns, so she needs an outsider to beget the next baby. Haghuf, as bearer of the prophecy, is that outsider. And they have to do it right now. So this woman, who just gave birth to a deformed child and gave it away knowing it was going to be eaten, gives in to “intense ardour” and “flung herself into Haghuf’s embrace, moving with him in the resounding rhythm of the Dance of Creation.”
- OW. Fucking OW. Holy fucking RIPPED VAGINAL TISSUES OW.
- But then, if I just gave my son away to be eaten by mermaids, I’d want a good hot shag from a total stranger, too.
- How the fuck is she going to get pregnant right after giving birth? Do goblins store sperm like bees?”
And then this:
In fact, that’s pretty much how the entire world unfolds. Count Anton needs to scratch his nose? Here’s a history of the last five times he scratched his nose and his interpretation of the reactions of the people who watched him scratch his nose this time. Haghuf is going to visit the Kol’ksu? What’s a Kol’ksu? SUFFER, BITCH. What time period is this? HAH! LIKE WE’D GIVE YOU SENSITIVE INFORMATION. WORM. Where on the planet are we? SHUT UP AND WAIT FOR IT. The sense of wonder in the book is almost entirely supplied by the question, “I wonder what the scene I’m reading looks like?”
The Take Down Notice:
Issendai’s Superhero Training Journal for more information.
Erastes, a Goodreads reviewer, was attacked by a self-published author a couple of days ago. The author posted on her review.
Speakitsname.com – Erastes’ blog
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