Friday, October 3, 2014

Book News You Can Use 10/3/14


If you are a child of the 80s and love to read (like yours truly), you most likely remember the Book It! program from Pizza Hut.  You know the one where you are rewarded a personal pan pizza if you read so many books/pages per month.  Book It! is celebrating their 30th anniversary and now there is an alumni program where adults can celebrate and get a free personal pan pizza!  Woo-hoo!!

Congratulations to all of the 5 Under 30 Honorees and the Kirkus Prize finalists!

Finished reading Gone Girl? Here are some books (that are similar) to read.

What happens when your book gets a shoutout by Stephen Colbert?

Amazon and Hatchette find a way to ignore their beef...when it come to Paul Ryan. #rollseyes

Speaking of Amazon and Hatchette, authors are trying to get the Department of Justice involved in the dispute.

The oldest independent bookstore in the Twin Cities is closing.

The new book We Are Not Ourselves has been optioned to become a movie!

This headline is making the Miami-Dade Public Library sound snooty, but it's really an article that suggest that they need to move towards the 21st century.

Here is a review of Charles M. Blow's book, which was mentioned in last week's Book News.

This review of The News Sorority was not good.  I read the author's previous book (because I love Carole King and Carly Simon).

The New York Times featured Marlon James' new novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings.

A new YA dystopian book with an African-American female as its lead character? Sign me up!

Turns out the people who write the Thug Kitchen blog and cookbook aren't Black.

Glad to see Our Literacy Lives covering events, like this one with Arianna Huffington.

Book Riot was able to determined the 25 favorite books for assigned reading (school or book club).  Glad to see some of my favorites on the list.

Here is a list of every single book that was mention on Daria. La la la la la.

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