Friday, June 28, 2013

Book News You Can Use 6/28/13

Calling Me Home is my Friday Read. I've been reading it off and on for the last few months, but finally decided this week that I was going to finish it (probably because the book is due to the library today and I can't renew it).  Warner Brothers has already bought the movie rights and I hope that they get Octavia Spencer as Dorrie (haven't decided who's going to play Isabelle - at least in my head).

Speaking of movies, A Day Late and a Dollar Short is FINALLY about to become a movie.  Glad Whoopi's behind it, but...Lifetime? Really? That book deserves at least the HBO treatment. I'm still recovering from that snooze fest that was the Jodi Arias movie.

The Third Girl From the Left is also about to become a movie. With Viola and Kerry. Complete awesomeness.

And there's talk of an Encyclopedia Brown movie.

Relax in Paradise Richard Matheson.

So, if I write snarky (but not funny) stuff on Twitter and harass Breezy for two years (before he curses me out), that means I can get a book deal too? #sarcasm

You can find Paula's pots on the clearance racks at Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart, but people are buying her cookbooks in droves.

This blogger wrote (what seems like) a college paper about his love for Americanah. The book was good.

Since we are talking about Americanah, Chimananda Ngozi Adichie (the author of that great book) discusses how she learned to be Black in the United States.

And Rev. Al is coming out with a book through Cash Money's publishing arm.  Do what you got to do to get the word out.