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John Green continues to dominate Amsterdam as the city is now placing a bench on the Leidsegracht in the honor of his book The Fault in Our Stars. The original bench that is used in the movie has been stolen or taken for repair without the knowledge of anyone in Amsterdam.
The intensely awesome novel Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon is being adapted for the stage! The book was too long to fit in the usual three acts, so the writers just added a fourth. The show itself will take five hours including a 40 minute dinner break. SO Epic!
Food banks in London will not only hand out food, they will also hand out books to families with young kids. They do not want children to miss out on the life-changing benefits that reading can bring and we wholeheartedly agree.
An interesting article about the covers chosen for female authors. A look at the atrocious new cover for The Bell Jar, giving it the looks of a bad romance novel and the danger of choosing typical artwork based on gender and age.
Libraries are the place where a reader’s dreams come true, but also a place where trees go to die. To give back a little to nature, this library is replacing the plastic library cards with renewable bamboo cards. They also look amazing!
And in adaptation news: Ready Player One will be adapted for the big screen as will Looking for Alaska. Besides this the first episode of The Leftovers is now available on HBO and it’s supposed to be pretty darn good.