Martin Freeman to Adapt PARADISE LOST: Critical Linking, June 16, 2017

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“Sherlock” and “The Hobbit” star Martin Freeman will swap Baker Street and Bilbo Baggins for “Paradise Lost,” a TV adaptation of John Milton’s epic 17th-century poem. Freeman has currently committed to the project as executive producer, but it is possible he will appear on screen.

There’s one (out of the million book adaptations this year) I didn’t expect.

David Grossman’s “ambitious high-wire act of a novel”, A Horse Walks into a Bar, set around a standup comic’s rambling and confessional routine in an Israeli comedy club, has won the Man Booker International prize for the year’s best fiction in translation.

My awards season TBR is getting out of hand…

It’s one thing to borrow a book from a library. But Theis Williams and his classmates say it’s much more exciting to take one home for keeps. So, as the Great Book Giveaway opened at his school, Theis clutched a favorite by author Eric Carle close to his chest.

“I always wanted a dragon book!” said Theis, 4, thrilled at his luck.

A Maryland school gave away more than 2,000 books to spur summer reading (some feel-good news for your Friday).



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