Friday, January 16, 2015

Book News You Can Use 1/16/15



Relax in Paradise Robert Stone.  Word also just came in that Gwynne Forster has passed away.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Ruth Rendell, who just suffered a stroke.

Here is a list of six upcoming books by African-American women to look forward to this year.

If there is a Gone Girl sequel, I hope involves a main character being locked up in prison or in a mental institution.

Speaking of Gone Girl, you can get a copy of an Amazing Amy book if you buy the Blu-Ray.

Books turned into movies and TV shows did well in this week's Golden Globe Awards.

The Man In 3B movie will be featured in the Pan African Film and Arts Festival.

Idris Elba is developing a movie trilogy where Edgar Allen Poe is an unlikely hero.  I know it's unlikely, but can Idris play Poe?

Celeste Ng dispels the myth that there are a lack of female Asian-American writers and provides a list to prove it.

Roxane Gay talks to Salon about her nonfiction book, Bad Feminist.

It's not Oprah numbers, but the book Mark Zuckerberg has selected for his book club has sold well.

The child who wrote The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven (with his father) now says the story was made up.

Your child can get a book with their Happy Meal until next week.

As a person who was reading at the age of 3, I am offended by this article.

Kid President has a book trailer!

Move over Harlequin: a new publisher is coming out with African romance books.

Ray Bradbury's house is being torn down.

Here is an article on why physical books are better for you than e-readers.

Here is a Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

Are any of these eleven types of people are in your book club?

It looks like the couple that reads together, stays together.

Here are 11 TV show characters that love books.

And just in time for Dr. King's birthday, LeVar Burton reads a book about King during Reading Rainbow story time.

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