Friday, August 23, 2013

Book News You Can Use 8/23/13

Tomorrow, the Book Club Groupies (the book club formally known as the Literary Divas of the Lowcounty) will be discussing The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat.  This book is not about Diana, Mary and Florence, but about Odetta, Clarice and Barbara Jean.  They have been friends for more than 40 years and are experiencing the highs and lows that come with being older. And they also eat every Sunday at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat.  I read this book several months ago and truly enjoyed it.  Can't wait to see how the other members felt about it.

Relax in Paradise Elmore Leonard and Albert Murray.

Alice Walker was re-invited back to the University of Michigan.

Lifetime has ordered a pilot from Nicholas Sparks.

Ann Brashares is coming out with a new YA book.  No traveling pants this time.

I knew that my U.S. House Representative was writing his memoir.  What I didn't know was that USC Press was publishing it.

Good news/bad news for Barnes and Noble.  The good news is that they have settled their dispute with Simon and Schuster.  The bad news is everything else.  And we thought the Nook tablets were dead!

Today is resurrecting their book club, hoping to get more viewers readers.  Their first selection is a book they are hyping up as the next Harry Potter.

The Residue Years has been on my radar.  This book got a great review in the New York Times.

Attention Idris fans: he will star in the adaptation of Beast of No Nation.

A writer at Jet made a list of books for African-American youth.  Thoughts?

Lauren Pippa has canceled the release of her first book partly because what happened to her on Goodreads.  And it's pretty bad, ya'll.

So folks made a big deal about what the College of Charleston freshmen had to read.  Here is the best freshman college reads from other schools.

I know you're wondering what happened to the Invisible Life movie. Here's your answer.

Pic is from the publisher, Random House.

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