Friday News Roundup, October 16, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

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

The national book foundation has announced their finalists for the 2009 National Book Awards. Check out the finalists here at

Check out this article on MSNBC about how the “Wild Things” movie is breaking the old Hollywood standard that some books are ‘unfilmable’. Read more here. Personally I don’t think anybody should be counting their chickens just yet.

For all of you following the drama with David Letterman and the man that was blackmailing him with a tell-all book, here is a good article with the latest updates in the case (Yahoo!)

NPR posted a nice review of “How To Paint A Dead Man” by Sarah Hall. It also includes an excerpt from the book.

I’d like to give a shout out to my favorite Harry Potter blog, MuggleNe,t for reaching their 10 year anniversary! (

New York Times – Top 5 Best Sellers

1. THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown
2. AN ECHO IN THE BONE, by Diana Gabaldon
3. ROUGH COUNTRY, by John Sandford
4. THE LAST SONG, by Nicholas Sparks
5. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett

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