Friday News Roundup, March 12, 2010

The Last Song and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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

USA Today has an interview with Nicholas Sparks and Miley Cyrus about their new movie, The Last Song. In the interview, Miley confesses that she’s never read the book and Sparks compares his books to Hemingway’s. Seriously. (USA Today)

In other tweener news, Hillary Duff has signed a deal to write a new YA fiction series about a young female photojournalist. (MTV)

NPR has an interview with Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and Doris Kearns Goodwin about what they call “literary monster mashups.” (On Point Radio)

Speaking of literary monster mashups, Pop Candy has a sneak peek of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies graphic novel. (Pop Candy)

Amazon experienced a glitch last weekend that resulted in many graphic novels being sold for only a fraction of their normal price. Sales of many graphic novels have been suspended while Amazon tries to sort everything out. (Comic Book Resources)

Have you seen the video of Ocoee Middle School’s flash reading mob? Cute! (YouTube)

The top 5 books on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list:
FANTASY IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb
THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
BLACK MAGIC SANCTION, by Kim Harrison
SPLIT IMAGE, by Robert B. Parker
BIG GIRL, by Danielle Steel

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