Friday News Roundup, February 12, 2010

You Couldn't Ignore Me if You Tried and Sweet Valley High

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

USA Today picks some quirky books that will put you in the Valentine’s Day spirit.

First it was The Babysitters Club, now Sweet Valley High books are returning with a new book called Sweet Valley Confidential. (Entertainment Weekly)

Author Meg Cabot (@megcabot) is the next author to participate in writing a novel on Twitter. She will tweet the first line at noon EST on February 16. (BBC Audio America)

Here’s another article about the drama surrounding deceased Swedish author Steig Larsson. Apparently a former colleague is claiming he couldn’t have written The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. (BBC)

There’s a new book out called You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation by Susannah Gora. (USA Today)

The top 5 books on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list:
THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
KISSER, by Stuart Woods
BLOOD TIES, by Kay Hooper
THE FIRST RULE, by Robert Crais

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