Friday, February 28, 2014

Book News You Can Use 2/28/14



My Friday Reads is Virgin Soul.  It's about a girl who gets involved in the Black Panthers while in college.  I have been reading it off and on for months and think I am finally getting into the groove.  What do you plan to read this weekend? 

Here are five books that let you travel without leaving your couch.

This book about video game consoles will be out in May, but there are already movie plans.

Looks like African-American romance has made a lot of strides in the last 30+ years!

One of Malcolm X's daughters has wrote a children's book about her father.

Speaking of Malcolm X, a court will be deciding next week if the diary of Malcolm X will be published.

R. L. Stine will be honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Horror Writers Association.

Never knew there was an award for books that have medical themes.

Do you want a chart of 162 Young Adult retellings?  I did read a Jane Eyre retelling a few years ago where Jane was a struggling college student and Mr. Rochester was a Springsteen-type rocker. Yeah.

Did Steig Larsson leave clues on who killed a former Swedish prime minister?

Mama Kris has done it again: Kylie and Kendall Jenner's book will be released in June.

Here are 19 problems only book nerds can understand.  But why the GIFs only have Harry Potter?

Here is one review of Boy, Snow, Bird.  And here is another one by a fellow blogger.

Can't wait until The Prodigal Son comes out (or if I get an ARC first). Here's a review.

What's up with North Carolina and all of these attempted book bans?

About the time Goosebumps came out, I was too old for them.  At least there will be a Goosebumps movie in 2016.

Over 100 million copies of Fifty Shades of Gray have been sold.  WHY????

The Christmas Pearl, written by Lowcountry resident Dorothea Benton Frank, will be made into a movie with Whoopi Goldberg. It will be filmed somewhere in South Carolina and Whoopi is playing a  ghost. #mollyyoureindangergirl

John Steinbeck got a cool Google Doodle in honor of his birthday.

This video made for NPR is beautiful!

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