Deadline has word that Warner Bros. is working on a film adaptation of "Dante's Inferno," the first part of the 14th century poem "Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri, chronicling Dante's journey through hell in the name of love. The movie giant purchased the pitch from screenwriter Dwain Worrell.
Jane Austen's life will be the subject of a new romantic comedy film. The upcoming film will be based on Carolyn Murray's book titled "Jane by the Sea," a fictional tale depicting the "Pride and Prejudice" author's head-in-the-clouds summer getaway.
Authonomy, an online community for writers launched by HarperCollins in 2008, will officially be shut down by the end of September. Writers, who have claimed to have gotten book deals and careers with the help of the site, lament the saddening news.
Life almost always isn't as serene as one would like it to be. For some whose idea of meditation is immersing themselves in a book and those who want to get into a new source of tranquil musings, here are five titles to aid you.
While humankind living in planet Mars is no more than a science fiction book for some, award-winning science journalist, Stephen Petranek, thinks that in 20 years, it will all be real. In his new book, "How We'll Live on Mars," Petranek elaborated this possibility.
McDonald's Offering Books Instead of Toys for Happy Meals! Here's Why Australian Parents aren't Pleased
The fast-food giant, McDonald's, has a new promotion that allows youngsters to get books instead of toys along with a Happy Meal. However, this new gimmick has incensed an Australian health advocacy group, claiming how unhealthy it will be for children to engage in reading using such crusade.
In the name of wider discoverability of books, New York Times is separating middle-grade books from young adult ones starting tomorrow, August 21. Thanks to this change, paperbacks should belong to an entirely different list, so do the hardcover ones.
A modern rewrite of Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel "Don Quixote" is a big hit in Spain right now, but some academics think Andres Trapiello's edition of the celebrated time is "crime against literature."
Those who haven't had time to flick through a nice book and have been wanting to catch up with work or school taking most of their time and energy, there are the page-turners from recent memory that will facilitate.
Fans still await for "Winds of Winter," the sixth volume in George RR Martin's bestselling series "A Song of Ice and Fire." And although a release date for the highly-anticipated book is not set yet, Yibada is reporting that there will be more sequels to come.
"Gulliver's Travels" was published back in 1726. It tells the story of Gulliver who traveled far and wide during his adventures. In one, he finds himself in the island of Lilliput, where he was captured by a race of six-inch tall people who spoke a language he wasn't at all familiar with.
There is another way to follow the adventures of trouble magnets Gumball and Darwin in "The Amazing World of Gumball" and that is through the pages of an upcoming graphic novel.
Non-readers have their own reasons they hate to engage in the activity. It may be because books give them terrible headaches or absolute boredom. Although others believe that reading isn't for everyone, these five titles will bring someone who hates reading to open a paperback.
Even the quiet and timid book lovers have their rebellious sides, especially when authorities try to forbid freedom in literature by banning certain books.
There are times that everything is just wrong and the day is a wreck. There are moments that you're out of sorts or perhaps the day is too dreary. During these stretches, there isn't any more fitting companion than a book, one that reminds you that something out there is worth smiling about and that not everything is a smashup.