Daily Archives: April 2, 2010

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A very funny meme on NPR’s Monkey See Blog: How 10 Movies Would Be Different if They Came from Nicholas Sparks Novels. Movies listed include: The Karate Kid, Inglorious Bastards, and The Breakfast Club.

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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry may be caught in the middle of an international brouhaha between the US and Turkey. You can read the full article here.

The book has been banned by the Turkish Department of Education on what seems to be little to no evidence.

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The latest (and scariest) book trend: Reality TV stars cashing in on their 15 minutes of fame via publishing deals. Actually, the reality stars of Bravo’s The Real Housewive’s of New York City have taken their sass to the bookstores. How to Be a Jewish Mother by Jill Zarin is only the fourth book to be published by a New York Housewife, two books belong to Bethany Frankel.  Zarin is the third housewife of New York to publish a book, the first being Bethany Frankel with her Skinny Girl cookbook, followed by the Countess and her book of etiquette for the modern woman. Look for another book by Alex McCord and husband Simon van Kempen to also be released in April.

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Going to Book Expo America this year? Make sure to wake up bright and early to catch Jon Stewart at the Author Breakfast as he Emcee’s the event and introduces Condoleezza Rice Thursday May 27th.

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For those who cried themselves to sleep upon hearing that Stephanie Meyer negated all hope of publishing Midnight Sun (the 5th of the Twilight Saga). Well dry your tears and get your wallet ready, because The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: an Eclipse Novella is set to go on sale Saturday June 5th. The best reason to buy the book?

One dollar for each copy sold from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.

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Wishing you all a Hoppity Easter (via my local Safeway store)

Hoppity Easter Greetings!