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Friday News Roundup, July 17, 2009

Twilight Manga

Here are some book related stories and tidbits that have been in the news this week:

Twilight is being made into a graphic novel. (Entertainment Weekly [2])

ABC plans to publish a novel written by the lead character of the TV show Castle. (Hollywood Reporter [3])

There are plans to publish the final book in the Anne of Green Gables series, which was completed shortly before Lucy Maud Montgomery’s death. (Guardian [4])

Lauren Conrad’s book is at the top of the NYT bestseller list. No, seriously. (People [5])

Renee Zellweger will star in a third Bridget Jones movie, based on newspaper columns written by Helen Fielding. (Variety [6])

Stephanie Meyer has the top four best-selling books in the second quarter of 2009. (USA Today [7])

HBO is interested in creating a show based on Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, the bestselling novel about a hermaphrodite growing up in the Detroit suburbs. (Broadcasting & Cable [8])

The Bureau of Prisons decided that President Barack Obama’s books are not a threat to national security after all. (Yahoo! [9])