Friday Book News Roundup, April 9, 2010

True Blood and Dead in the Family

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

– Read a very brief excerpt from the bonus chapter of The Host by Stephenie Meyer. (Wall Street Journal)

– Last week at WonderCon, IDW announced that they are working with HBO on a comic book based on the show True Blood. It will revolve around characters on the show and it doesn’t appear as if Charlaine Harris is involved. (IGN)

– In other Charlaine Harris news, she has the first chapter of Dead in the Family available on her website. There’s also information about the new Harper Connelly comic book that’s in the works.

– Entertainment Weekly has a great interview with Ann M. Martin, author of the Babysitter’s Club books. (EW)

– After you read Martin’s interview, check out Jezebel’s hilarious response. (Jezebel)

– A small publisher came really close to publishing a new book by J. D. Salinger before his death. (NY Magazine)

– Keith Richards harbors a secret desire to be a librarian. Seriously. (Times Online)

– iPad owners are noticing that Apple’s ebook store is censoring certain words. (Boing Boing)

– The top 5 books on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list:
CAUGHT, by Harlan Coben
THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
HOUSE RULES, by Jodi Picoult
THE SILENT SEA, by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul
BITE ME, by Christopher Moore

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