Friday, February 13, 2015

Book News You Can Use 2/13/15



Tomorrow is not only Valentine's Day, but it also marks the fifth blog birthday of this blog!!  Thanks for all of the love you have shown me and this blog for the last five years and here's to many more!!

Relax in Paradise David Carr.

Congratulations to all of the NAACP Image Award winners!  Scroll pass the TV, movie and music winners.

And congratulations also go out to the Black Caucus of the ALA Literary Award winners and honorees!

More congrats go to Harold Holzer, who won the Lincoln Prize.

Congrats also go out to nominees of the Folio Prize!

Oprah has made her selection for her book club....and it's Ruby by Cynthia Bond.

Super Sad True Love Story is being developed for a possible TV show.

Ava DuVernay is not only working on the Queen Sugar show, but is directing the pilot of a show based on James Patterson's first book.

Showtime is developing a show based on You by Caroline Kepnes.

Harper Lee's lawyer insists that the author is in good health and that everything's on the up and up.

And speaking of Go Set a Watchman, I know that Hollywood will probably make a movie.  It's whether they will resurrect Gregory Peck or make a hologram of him. Both of those options are creepy.

Melissa Rivers is releasing a book about her famous mother in time for Mother's Day.

Roxane Gay recommend some books to read for Black History Month.

NBCBLK (the African-American site from NBC since they sold The Grio back to its original owners), also has some reading recommendations for Black History Month.

Here is a review of the upcoming book Welcome to Braggsville.

J. Edgar Hoover had the FBI monitored African-American writers for decades.

Looks like BEA hasn't learned a thing from last year.

A White teacher talks about how he was able to teach his African-American students literature (by dead White men) during Black History Month. And you sir, deserve the GTFOOHWTBS award of the day.

Stacia Brown talks about writing, identity and publishing while Black.

The Book of Negroes miniseries will be on BET next week.  Author Lawrence Hill talks about how the name of his book wasn't acceptable in some places (including the United States).

Why are some cities cracking down on Little Free Libraries?

Will Total Boox change how people buy e-books?

Lisa from Reads for Pleasure is now trying audio reviews!

An awesome story on how Franklin became a member of the Peanuts gang.

Here is a wonderful essay about a brother who is in love with the library.

This is where the cake picture came from.

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