Friday, February 14, 2014

Book News You Can Use 2/14/14

Relax in Paradise Maxine Kumin, Maggie Estep and Erik Belgave.

Open Road Media has bought E-Reads, the oldest digital publisher. Oldest, as in 1999.

Why there are only 11 reasons to date a bookworm?

And why there are only 11 reasons why books are better than Valentines?

And why there are only 6 reasons why librarians are great?

A photographer went around ALA Midwinter Meeting and took pictures of librarians, to show that we are not those stereotypes you see in the media. And I have a message for the brother librarian from Brooklyn: #heyboo.

Roy over at A Line A Day came up with some of his favorite reads for Black History Month.  And ZoraToniMaya has some suggested memoirs and essays.

Here are some books about Black History for young readersAnd some graphic novels.

Publishers Weekly has a list of anticipated debuts that are coming out or have been recently released.  And this is their anticipated spring list.

Leah Dunham shared a photo of the cover of her upcoming book and announced a release date.

MTV (which used to show music videos) is developing a drama based out of an RL Stine book.

Thirty Girls, which was highlighted in Mailbox Monday, was recently featured in Kirkus Reviews.

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords and husband Mark Kelly are writing a book about gun control.

Twitter can be an harsh place for authors (or anyone, for that matter).

Isabel Allende doesn't like crime fiction, even though she has written some crime fiction novels herself.

Last, but not least, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! #everydayisthe14th

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