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A lot happened in the casting and adaptation world. Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy will become an HBO show, The Dangerous Book for Boys will be adapted by Bryan Cranston, Philip Meyer’s the Son will be on TV and there is casting news for Americanah, The Casual Vacancy and Divergent.

It seems unlikely you missed this article about how YA fiction is shameful to read as an adult, but for anyone who didn’t…
Also there are just TOO many articles to link to that are responses to this. Just Google. You can do it.

We already had the good fortune of reading California by Edan Lepucki, but now that The Colbert Report commented on the Amazon debacle and urged everyone to buy the book at Powell’s, we’ll hope you read it too!
Powell’s deserves all the love it can get!

Books! Maps! Quizzes! A Quiz about Book Maps!

What would you come across if you started reading books from a random shelf in the library? Phyllis Rose did just that and shares her experience.

Game of Thrones news alert! George R.R. Martin will commit to writing at least seven books and you can also pay him to be killed off in one of them. It will only cost you $20.000 to be fictionalized and murdered.


Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.


  1. Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy will become an HBO show. WHAT!? I didn’t know yet. Awesome!

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