Posts Tagged ‘The Casual Vacancy’
November 6, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The Vatican pans J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. Or at any rate, the Holy See’s official paper does.
“I read Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet, every day.” Mary Oliver on her inspirations.
Enid Blyton’s “Famous Five” series is being revived for television.
Help bookstores post-Sandy.
And the most-read book in the world is ... not a shocker.
September 28, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Behold! The world’s smallest book! Teeny Ted from Tunip Town was etched on a microchip with an ion beam and can only be read via scanning electron microscope.
Presented without comment: “This time, we’ll be finding the dapper but doomed lovebirds, Heathcliff and Catherine (or will it be Heath and Kate?) in modern day Napa Valley. Greg Berlanti, the creator and writer of Everwood, Jack & Bobby, and Arrow, and Tom Donaghy of The Whole Truth are developing a pilot for the hour-long drama, currently titled Napa.”
Barnes & Noble goes … paperless?
The reviews for J. K. Rowling are in, and they’re … tepid. Except when they’re not. Except when the reviewer hasn’t actually read the book.
"A Chicago high school guidance counselor and former girls’ basketball coach filed a lawsuit against his school district for firing him after the release of his graphic book on relationship advice. He claims that his First Amendment rights have been violated and is seeking $1 million from the district.” Enough said, really.