Good Reading : October 2016
Booktofilm... GOOD READING OCTOBER 2016 11 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, a cosmic journey of a young girl aided by Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which, is being adapted into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey as the three supernatural beings. Saving words on the wane Until death did them part BOOK TRIVIA A book of previously unpublished stories penned by F Scott Fitzgerald in the 1930s will be printed next year in a volume titled I’d Die for You and Other Lost Stories. The title story was written when Fitzgerald’s wife and fellow author, Zelda, was living in a sanatorium. I don’t believe that anything’s totally invented ... If you’re completely inventing a story, there wouldn’t be an urge to tell it. HELEN GARNER Australian Author ‘Racism, because it favours colour over talent, is bad for business.’ STEVEN PINKER, American cognitive scientist, psychologist and linguist They failed spectacularly to wean people off stories, and their belief that reading fiction was a mind- numbing practice has been resoundingly disproved. 2067 The number of named characters that appear across George R R Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. thumbs up thumbs thumbs thumbs thumbs down In the 1800s, traditionalists who saw books exclusively as a means of teaching science, history or morality rallied against the increasing popularity of fiction. thumbs thumbs Gloves Harry Potter and the Deathly Donald fun facts popskull The first novel written on a typewriter was Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.