News Roundup, August 7, 2009

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

Dustin Diamond (yes, Screech from Saved By The Bell) is set to release a tell-all book “Behind The Bell” on Sept 29. I’m honestly excited about this one. Is that wrong? (US Weekly)

– The awesome folks over at BookBlips discuss the best and worst books turned to film.

Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer, is accused of plagiarism. (Yahoo!)

– Bradbury approves graphic novel of Fahrenheit 451 (USA Today)

– Check out this cool feature on “Racy” books from 1969. (NPR)

– The current Top 5 Hardcover Fiction Books (NYC Times)

1. THE DEFECTOR, by Daniel Silva
2. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, by Jennifer Weiner
3. SWIMSUIT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
4. TWENTIES GIRL, by Sophie Kinsella
5. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett

– The Guardian covers the “Top 10 Time Traveling Stories” of all time (Guardian)

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