Friday News Roundup, December 18, 2009


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

Still looking for a gift for the bookworm in your life? Five bestselling authors, including Dan Brown and Mitch Albom, recommend books that would make good gifts. (Today)

Natalie Portman will produce and star in the movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (CNN)

In other movie news, The Help movie adaptation has been fast-tracked. (Variety)

Bad news, my fellow ebook lovers: Publishers are planning to start delaying the release of ebooks until the hardcover has been out for a period of time. Boo! (NY Times)

David Sedaris picks his favorite books of 2009. (The New Yorker)

Stereotyping people by their favorite author. (Lauren Leto’s Blog)

Now that Gourmet magazine is no longer in print, New York University’s Fales Library has purchased their extensive library of cookbooks. (YumSugar)

The top 5 books on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List:
U IS FOR UNDERTOW by Sue Grafton
I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson
UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King
THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett

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