Friday, August 9, 2013

Book News You Can Use 8/9/13



The New York Public Library has a new exhibit where people can relive their favorite children's books.

The Scholastic Book Club is returning as the Scholastic Reading Club.  This book club, the Troll Book Club and several book sales at school took a lot of my mother's money back in the day.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has bought the Washington Post.

If you want to know why you can't get Zane as an ebook at your public library, this is (a CliffNotes version of) why.

Here are the 25 best websites for literary lovers, according to someone at Flavorwire.

Here are 40 books you should read before you are 40, according to someone who works for Oprah/Huffington Post. I've read three, started on one and have one that I own, but haven't read. At least I have 5+ years to finish this book.

Lori Tharps came up with 10 books you should read before this summer ends.  And I've read four of them! And if you haven't read Substitute Me, please do so. Now.

The Silent Wife is being called the next Gone Girl. But sadly, the author is not here to enjoy her success.

Elmore Leonard, the author behind Get Shorty and Justified, is recovering from a stroke.

Meryl Streep will be in the movie adaptation of The Good House and may be in the adaptation of The Giver.

You tell them, Danielle Steel!

Tayari Jones is in good company as Leaving Atlanta was named by Bookpage as one of the top 25 debuts of the last decade.

Last week I told you about the effort of making Babylon Sisters a movie.  Check out Pearl Cleage and filmmaker Ayoka Chenzira discussing their efforts to make Babylon and What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day into movies.

Henrietta Lacks' family and the National Institute of Health have reached a settlement on how to use her DNA for future research.

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