The Reading Report: October 27, 2015The Reading Report is a weekly list of book news and links we found interesting from the previous week. Actual links may not be from the previous week. We can't read EVERYTHING in a timely manner.
I am going to change the name of this feature as soon as I come up with a snappy name that includes other media as well.
Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize recently and The Wall Street Journal printed his thoughts on The Smiths. I like it when post-punk jangle pop meets literature, you know?
Tom Hiddleston explained Gothic Literature like a boss and Buzzfeed gif’d that shit up for us.
The hotel that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining is set to become “the world’s first horror-themed museum, film archive, and film production studio.”
Diversify your horror reads with these 10 WoC writers. I’m definitely going to be reading from this list.
Check out these Alice in Wonderland illustrations (like the one from above by Robert Sabuda) over at Mental Floss.
Then there are these Edward Gorey illustrations of T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Cats + Gorey + Eliot = basically everything you love.
And if you’re still in a book art mood, there are some gifs of animated op-art book covers at Dangerous Minds.
Artist Jamie Adams makes gorgeous art that combines modern styles and themes with Italian Renaissance paintings. Check out more of his work at Hi-Fructose. It’s gorgeous.
UM, Y’ALL, LAVERNE COX IS GONNA BE FRANK-N-FURTER.
Also, ICYMI, Daniel Craig gave a smashing interview about James Bond. He wasn’t particularly flattering to the secret agent.
Just found out the Bob Ross YouTube channel uploaded the entire first season of "Painting with Joy" see y'all never: https://t.co/XX4vFfWTZp
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) October 23, 2015
Christina Ricci’s character in the movie Now and Then originally was a lesbian, according to the writer. New Line Cinema changed her character to be “less distracting.” (boo-hissssss)
Are you riding this wave of recent space movies? io9 calls it a “new golden age.”
I enjoyed this list of dating advice from classic Hollywood women via Buzzfeed.