Morning Links: July 1
At Criterion: Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s July 2019 Lineup. I’m not sure if subscribing to the Criterion Channel exacerbated my Reading Slump or got me interested in stories and writing again—either way, I continue to be ALL ABOUT IT.
At Tor: Kat Cho Recommends Korean Dramas for YA Readers. “There are so many overlapping themes and tropes: there are sometimes love triangles in both YA and K-dramas, plots where characters fake a relationship (that blooms into a real one), blackmail and sharing secrets, and, of course, all the angst!“
At Variety: ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Gets Reboot by PBS, Viacom’s Channel 5. I fully admit that my kneejerk reaction to this news was WHAT NO WHY… but then I sat myself down and was like LEILA. STOP BEING A JACKASS. A NEW VERSION DOES NOT ERASE THE OLD VERSION. ALSO THE PACING AND CONVENTIONS OF 70s-ERA BRITISH TELEVISION IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. ALSO ALSO THESE ARE GREAT STORIES AND A NEW ADAPTATION WILL BRING THE JOY TO AN ENTIRELY NEW AUDIENCE. So, you know: Here for it.
At Locus Online: 2019 Locus Awards Winners. Highlights for me are Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation winning Best YA, N.K. Jemisin’s How Long ’til Black Future Month? winning Best Collection, and Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver winning Best Fantasy! VERY VERY MUCH looking forward to reading the winning short story: “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington“, by Phenderson Djèlí Clark.
At the Horn Book: 2019 CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance by Ekua Holmes.
At the Horn Book: 2019 Newbery Medal Acceptance by Meg Medina.
At the New York Times: 9 Books to Watch For in July.
Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti Book 1), by Donna Leon
Vengeful (Villains Book 2), by V. E. Schwab
The Fated Sky: A Lady Astronaut Novel, by Mary Robinette Kowal
At Open Culture: How to Rescue a Wet, Damaged Book: A Handy Visual Primer.
At Publishers Weekly: Book Deals: Week of July 1, 2019.