Friday, October 10, 2014

Book News You Can Use 10/10/14

So last Friday (on my day off), I saw the Gone Girl movie.  And I was pretty impressed.  Even Madea was good. And it stuck very close to the book. But there's been debate on what was left out of the book and changes were made (and what was left out/changed didn't change the outcome).  Here are some stories about it here and here.  And you can download the Amazing Amy covers featured in the movie on iBooks.

Relax in Paradise Geoffrey Holder and Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

Congratulations to Patrick Modiano, winner of the Noble Prize in Literature!

Congratulations also goes out to Malala Yousafzai, who became the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Prize!

Sinead O'Connor is writing a memoir that will be released in 2016.

Here's a preview of Billy Idol's new memoir, which comes out in two weeks.

When do librarians every stay quiet, especially when it comes to privacy and government surveillance?

Gloria Steinem and bell hooks were in a room. Together.

Help raise funds for a biography and anthology about Audre Lorde here.

With the popularity of Bad Feminist and An Untamed State, Roxane Gay reflects on her recent success.

Nonfiction writers and publishers are "sanitizing and simplifying" young adult books so they can draw more readers.  Trust me: the kids can handle it.

Tavis Smiley talked to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about race and blackness on his show.

Here is a new nonfiction book about African-Americans passing for White.

Ironic that Zane's money troubles are back in the news and Addicted is out in theaters today.  Zane talks about the movie and that awful 50 Shades book here.

Another one facing legal trouble in civil court is Nicholas Sparks.

The bookstore featured in Portlandia is in financial trouble and may close by February.

Amazon is opening their first store in Midtown Manhattan.

So excited that The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace has been optioned (with a director)!

The Broadway version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened this week.

Print books outsold e-books during the first half of this year.

BuzzFeed has some suggestions (via quiz) on what book you should read this fall.

This post about five authors who write the same books over and over again is hilarious.

Halloween is in three weeks and you know what that means....THE GREAT PUMPKIN!! A new book highlights the television classic.

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