Friday News Roundup, September 18, 2009

The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown

Is Google Creating An “ATM For Books”? (Yahoo) – I’m not sure how I feel about this guys.

The Huffington Post put up an interesting article/interview with Dr. and author Irene S. Levine regarding females and book clubs.

Jim Carroll, author of “Basketball Diaries” pasted away. He was a talented musician, poet, and author of 6 bestselling books. (CNN)

Want to learn more about the latest Stephen King book, Under the Dome? Check it out!

Want to check out Chapter 1 of “Grave Secret”, the upcoming book from Charlaine Harris? Have at it!

The latest Dan Brown novel, The Lost Symbol, hit the shelves this week. Check out his website to learn some “Bizarre Facts“. Here was my favorite:

“In 1991, a document was locked in the safe of the director of the CIA. The document is still there today. Its cryptic text includes references to an ancient doorway, a pyramid, and an unknown location underground. The document also contains the phrase: “It’s buried out there somewhere”.”

The Top 5 Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers

1. DARK SLAYER, by Christine Feehan
2. ALEX CROSS’S TRIAL, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
3. SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy
4. SPARTAN GOLD, by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood
5. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett

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