Friday, May 8, 2015

Book News You Can Use 5/8/15


Relax in Paradise Ruth Rendell, Josh Ozersky and Marcia Brown.

Congratulations to Alice Notely for winning the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize!

Ashley and Jaquavis aren't my cup of tea, but their hustle game is impeccable.

Roxane Gay got to talk to Toni Morrison!

Here is an podcast about the new book The Fishermen.

Here is a nice review of Pleasantville.  And one on Ordinary Light.

Thank God the Internet wasn't around when Marvin Gaye dated and married his second wife.  He would have been the R. Kelly and Tyga of the 1970s.

The Mindy Project may be over on Fox, but at least Mindy Kaling can celebrate her new book.

ABC show Resurrection, which was based off the Jason Mott book (and not the British TV show), has been canceled.  I think I may put my thoughts into why in another post.

The Warmth of Other Suns is being developed as a drama for FX.

The Magicians is also being developed for television. So is the Bone Street Rumba series.

Reese Witherspoon has acquired movie rights for another book.

I'm currently reading Stuart Scott's book, which has me all up in my feelings.  And this classy move by Ernie Johnson made it worst.

This author made over $750,000 by publishing books on Amazon.

Is self-publishing a good option for African-American writers?

This week is Children's Book Week.  This and this has some ideas on how you can diversify a children's book collection.

Your child can earn free books at Barnes and Noble during the summer.

Librarians have been battling the NSA for years.

Shannon at Reading Has Purpose has made it back from the Caribbean!

Is this really what book nerds say?

Here are 14 reasons why you should join a book club, including the picture featured in today's blog.

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