My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s March 2017 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Have a serious book cover addiction? You’re not alone!

Welcome to Bookstagram, a hashtag based corner of Instagram where bibliophiles take part in literary themed photo challenges, share their TBR and show off their current reads.

Last month I took part in absolutely zero Bookstagram challenges — partially because I was off gallivanting in Iceland, but mostly because I’m a failure — and instead played by my own rules.

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Hulu Releases a Full Trailer for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Adaptation

Are you ready to enter the dystopian and increasingly frightening future of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale?

You’re not because the world is already too bleak? Well too bad!

The classic tale of speculative fiction turned Hulu original series is set after a group of Christian fundamentalists takes over the United States and quickly strip women of their rights. See also: the Republican Party.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s February 2017 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Say hello to Bookstagram, a section of Instagram based around the hashtag #bookstagram where bibliophiles share their bookish photos.

See also: instabook/#instabook.

While I spent the majority of my time in February on business trips and vacationing, I still squeezed in a little bit of Bookstagram time.

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Lifetime’s Shakespearean Horror Series ‘A Midsummer’s Nightmare’ Gets a Pilot

A Midsummer's Nightmare Lifetime

From the producers of Lifetime’s oddly compelling UnReal, comes a horror series inspired by Shakespeare’s comedic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Titled A Midsummer’s Nightmare (get it?) Lifetime has ordered a pilot for the proposed hour-long thriller.

Assuming the show becomes a hit, the network says the second season would take on the now popular anthology format and get a new setting, plot and characters. No word on whether a potential second season would also be inspired by a Shakespeare play.

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Shirley Jackson’s ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ Adaptation Starts Filming

We Have Always Live in the Castle Adaptation

Filming for We Have Always Lived in the Castle — Shirley Jackson’s creepily atmospheric 1962 novel about how people haunt their own homes — began this week.

The big screen adaptation, which is being produced by Michael Douglas, stars Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Willem Dafoe and Sebastian Stan as the Blackwoods, social pariahs rumored to have poisoned their relatives with arsenic hidden in the familial sugar bowl.

Despite the fact that the cast is currently filming in Ireland, no release date has yet been set.

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