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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 [2])

Natalie Portman will produce and star in the movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (CNN [3])

In other movie news, The Help movie adaptation has been fast-tracked. (Variety [4])

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 [5])

David Sedaris picks his favorite books of 2009. (The New Yorker [6])

Stereotyping people by their favorite author. (Lauren Leto’s Blog [7])

Now that Gourmet magazine is no longer in print, New York University’s Fales Library has purchased their extensive library of cookbooks. (YumSugar [8])

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