Book News: Ripley TV series, Scalzi deal, and new books

It’s another bookish news roundup! At first I wasn’t sure if I should continue with this feature (I guess it’s a feature now on my blog) since most of the news items listed here are a day or more old. But I do enjoy compiling them and looking back on them later. Plus, writing them is great practice for the news roundup I have to do at my job. Sooo…here’s what has happened:

John Scalzi got a big-ass book deal

John Scalzi, the sci-fi author whose most-recent novel Lock In was published last year, secured a $3.4-million deal — Yes, 3.4 friggin million dollars! — with Tor to write 13 books over the next 10 years. A Washington Post article states that in addition to sequels to several of his novels, Scalzi has pitched “three ideas for young adult novels, a genre he hasn’t worked in before.”

Tor announcement (

RidersCover reveal for Veronica Rossi’s new novel

Veronica Rossi, author of Under the Never Sky series, has written a new book — Riders, first in the Riders series. The book is about an 18-year-old boy who dies and revives as War, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. The book is scheduled to be published by Tor Teen on February 2, 2016. [Click the cover for a larger image.]

Announcement on Rossi’s website (

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Exploring My Bookshelves: I HAD to get this one

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Addlepates and Book Nerds.

First, you post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal but e-shelves work too):

Tadaa…an updated photo of my newly reorganized, TIDY bookshelf. I’m proud. 😀 I had to do some unhauling to get it to look this decent.

Zezee's bookshelf2
an updated bookcase

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Weekend Reads #5: My brain has to be awake for this one

Weekend Reads is a Goodreads group created by Nici, a booktuber over at LitPixie. Basically book lovers can record a video or write a blog post about what they plan to read on the weekend, and also answer a fun question.

I’m not sure if I’ll continue with this meme in June since there hasn’t been any activity in the Goodreads group, but I enjoyed writing up these posts so I might put my own spin on it continue with the posts if Nici doesn’t update the meme prompts for June. Anyways, onward with this post.

The question for this weekend is:

Tell us one fun fact about you.

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