Friday News Roundup, February 26, 2010

Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell and One of Those Hideous Books

Angelina Jolie is going to play Kay Scarpetta in the movie based on Patricia Cornwell’s novels. (LA Times)

Geek Sugar asks if ebooks should cost as much as regular books. I vote no! (Geek Sugar)

In 1940, a couple met and fell in love all thanks to a stolen library book. (South Coast Today)

I just discovered CoverSpy, a blog that posts what books New Yorkers are reading on the subway. (CoverSpy)

Sonya Sones’s One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies will remain in a Wisconsin middle school despite one parent’s attempt to censor it. I haven’t read the book, but that has to be the best title ever. (American Libraries)

An author writes about his experiences self-publishing his own books. (Huffington Post)

Here’s an interview with Marilyn Johnson, author of This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All. (On the Media)

The top 5 books on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller list:
WORST CASE, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown
WINTER GARDEN, by Kristin Hannah
FLIRT, by Laurell K. Hamilton

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