Book News Corner: Issue 12

Hello and welcome back to Book News Corner! We’re going for cozy vibes in the corner this morning, as it’s been extra chilly in Pittsburgh the past few days. As I write this, the temperatures are in the single digits.

So let’s light a candle, grab a cozy blanket, and dig in to the week’s book-related news! 

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A Haunted New Series from Jen DeLuca 

On January 31st, 2023, PublishersMarketplace announced that Jen DeLuca’s latest book, Good Bones, has been acquired by Berkley. This will be the first book in a new series about a haunted coastal town in Florida and centers on a woman who buys a new house, only to discover a ghostly presence. Thankfully, there’s a handsome local coffee shop owner available to help with the investigation. Um, yes please! 

On February 1st, DeLuca tweeted about the announcement, which also includes exciting news for fans of the Well Met series — she’s signed on for book five! 

(Source: Tweet from Jen DeLuca, featuring image from Publishers Marketplace)


Ant-Man to Release Memoir in MCU and IRL

Cover image from Amazon

I’m not sure when I last felt so unsure how to feel about a piece of book news, but this one has me stumped. In the upcoming MCU Ant Man: Quantumania film, Scott Lang aka Ant-Man has apparently written a memoir. And that memoir is going to be released in real life by Hyperion publishers, according to this article from Marvel

They’re going all in, with the author listed as Scott Lang, including a bio that clearly references the life of the character played by Paul Rudd. I have a lot of questions, and my first one is “Did anyone ask for this?” The book comes out on September 5th, 2023, so I guess we’ll find out. 

(Source: Book Riot News newsletter)


That’s all I’ve got for book news that grabbed my interest this past week. It felt a bit like a slow week, but I feel like that makes sense given the general vibe of these early months in the year. I’ll be back next week to chat about what’s going on in the book world!

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Furbaby Friday 2/3/2023

Happy Friday, book friends! I’ve wrapped up my second week working from home, and it’s been a relatively productive one. Azula and I are in the habit of taking a lunchtime walk, and the sun has been shining even if it’s also been relatively cold.

I haven’t been doing much reading now that I have my replacement joycon and can play Stardew Valley again, but I am slowly making my way through my morning read and my audiobook. My virtual running club also has a monthlong race going, so I’ve been walking 6.2 miles a day to contribute my maximum daily miles to the team.

Spoiler Alert is a bit spicier than I generally prefer, particularly when it comes to audiobook listens, but I am enjoying it okay. I do feel like it’s one of those books where the central conflict is obviously brewing and I’m just waiting for the moment when it comes.

This weekend will be a relatively quiet one, with plenty of packing and tidying up the house. Our realtor is visiting on Monday to take a look at the house and make recommendations for what needs to happen before we put it on the market.

In Case You Missed It

I thought I’d start adding in little weekly recaps of the other posts on the blog from the previous week, since these Furbaby Friday posts are often pretty short little check-ins. So, ICYMI, here’s what else went up this week:

That’s about all for this week’s furbaby Friday check-in, book friends! I hope you had a good week and have a solid weekend ahead!