Daily Read (5/4/16)

I loved Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood and I’m intrigued that the movie (produced by Stephenie Meyer) will star Cameron Monaghan and Maddie Hasson, both of whom I have liked quite a lot in other things.

This has a Game of Thrones spoiler (from the most recent episode, not something yet to come) so I will say no more but it is really cute, if you’re caught up.

Paramount TV has optioned Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies, a book I am quite excited to read. But I’m always curious when nonfiction books like this are optioned, especially if they’re not biographies or narrative histories. Is it going to be… fictionalized, somehow?

National Geographic Channel’s first scripted series will be called Genius and be an anthology series based on various geniuses, which is pretty intriguing. First up: Einstein, based on the Isaacson book. Who would we cast as Einstein???

Televisa – they seem to be doing a lot all of a sudden – is adapting Scott Shepherd’s sci-fi novel The Seventh Day. Haven‘s Lloyd Segan is an EP, and… honestly, after the way that show totally fell apart, I’m not sure it’s a point in favor of this, but. ACTUALLY. Wait. Segan left Haven back in 2012, so I will only hold him responsible for the parts of the show I liked. So I’m back on board here.

  • Sara M.

    I agree about the hesitance regarding non-fiction in a narrative context but it helps to remember that it can go really well. see: Mean Girls