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Frankenstein M.D.

The news that TFIOS is getting a Bollywood-remake was already pretty cool, but now two members of Book Riot have been rewriting songs for it.

Pemberly Digital and PBS are working on a new literary web show. After The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved, they are now moving forward on Frankenstein M.D. , following Victoria Frankenstein in her wacky experiments.

Puttin women’s writing in the picture, Flavorwire compiled a list of 50 books to read by female writers under 50. We’ve all got some reading to do!

Do you love movie adaptations? You can’t wait to see The Maze Runner in cinema? Then take a look at this Crushable list of all the movie adaptations remaining in 2014.

Sony stopped work on all new e-readers. Due to stiff competition from companies like Amazon, they will no longer produce any models. The current readers are in stock until they are sold out. So get them while you can.

What is more pleasant then reading outside while the sun is shining? The New York Public Library is making this happen by installing an outdoor reading room.

Adaptation news: Frozen Director is in charge of A Wrinkle in Time, Nora Ephron’s Lost in Austen has a new showmaker and Anne Rice’s vampires are cool yet again.

Buzzfeed talked to some cool authors this week. Read their interviews with Rainbow Rowell, Lev Grossman and Roxane Gay.

The Toast is great at list-making. This week they have a list of 18th century titles that are so strange they will make you laugh. There are so many exclamations in 18th century titles… 

Rebecca Makkai explains why most restaurant scenes are just used as filler in writing. She made a great pro’s and con’s list for every writer to use!

The Twin Peaks project is all about the inspiration it served as for young writers. Take a look at the long list of authors and websites joining in and writing about how Twin Peaks influenced their lives.

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