Friday, June 12, 2015

Book News You Can Use 6/12/15



Relax in Paradise Vincent Bugliosi.

Congratulations to the winners of the Nebula Awards!

Congratulations also go out to Juan Felipe Herrera, who was named U.S. Poet Laureate!

I hope the person who stole the new 50 Shades of Crap Gray manuscript did the world a favor and threw it in the recycling bin.

The new Robert Galbraith book has a cover and a release date.

The Fault in Our Stars was the best-selling e-book of 2014.

Authors, just stay away from Goodreads reviews.

Kim Kardashian impersonator Glee star Naya Rivera landed a memoir deal.

A new book about Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown says that Whitney was extorted over a possible lesbian affair and gives theories on what happened to Bobbi Kristina.

A cover has been released for Sara Bareilles' book.

I already had mixed feeling about making movies based off the Flyy Girl series (because the first one is the only one worthy of a movie), but I really can't see Sanaa Lathan as Tracey.

A TV show based on Manology will be on OWN next year, with authors Tyrese and Rev. Run hosting.  If Rev. Run was hosting, I would be for it because his advice in the book was good. Tyrese on the other hand...#sideeye

Why didn't anyone tell me that the Invisible Life musical is now a reality and will be at the Apollo this month?

Comic and South Carolina native Aziz Ansari will be in Charleston July 11 to promote his new book, Modern Romance.

NPR is looking for your favorite romances in books!

An employee at TOR Books spoke out about racism and sexism among the science fiction book community on her personal Facebook page. Her boss didn't like it and responded. Most of  the science fiction community was hot, hot, hot and supported the employee.

Author Farai Chideya compared the suicide of Kalief Browder to Ota Benga (while referencing Spetacle).

A memoir was released about a man's journey with his dreadlocks while dealing with the politics of African-American hair.

Looking a summer reading challenge? Written Magazine has a 30 Books in 90 Days challenge.

More summer reading suggestions for the teens and tweens!

An Alabama attorney has launched an effort to have libraries in barbershops.

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