A weekly selection of reading and book news, sometimes with completely inappropriate commentary.
Books from games, games from books. Why this article and trend disturbs me so much I don't know, but it does. RELATED: I'm completely bored by the Pokemon Go phenomenon, but here's an interesting list of books about "games that bleed into the real world."
Have you heard of soundtracks for books?
Did you know that Oprah is going to star in the movie version of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"?
"Snowden": Trailer. Okay, actually that trailer makes the movie (and the story) look ridiculous. I would suggest reading Ted Rall's graphic novel biography Snowden; I'm personally waiting to find the time to read Glenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State.
Okay, another trailer, this time for the BBC's new adaptation of Douglas Adams's "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency." I love Douglas Adams and I love me some BBC, but I've got to say, this trailer just makes me feel exhausted.
Book delivery faster than by drone, and less creepy: of course, you have to live in London to access it.
How indexing could evolve with ebooks.
A new book about Donald Trump, by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is expected soon.
Eight statistics about Roald Dahl's books. Of course you've probably read one of his kids' classics, James and the Giant Peach or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but have you read any of his books of short stories for adults? Kiss Kiss was one of my favorite short story collection reads ever.
A new film adaptation of "The Bell Jar" is coming...co-written and directed by Kirsten Dunst.
2016 RITA Awards (romance): Winners.
Did you know that actress Julianne Moore is writing children's books now?
I love Meghan Daum, and now she's going to be a columnist at the New York Times Book Review.
From the UK, but still very interesting to readers stateside: Anatomy of a bestselling book.
Yeah, we totally need more superheroes. Stan Lee launches new superhero franchise Nitron.
Expect a new adult novel from Twilight phenom Stephenie Meyer.
What exactly is a diverse book?
Ten "nonfiction books that changed my life." I was kind of expecting this list of good histories, or biographies, or anything more meaty...and it turns out largely to be a list of self-help and diet books. Nothing wrong with that, and I know that self-help and diet books can change lives. It still just made me chuckle for some reason.
The various covers of one of my favorite novels of all time.
What does an exhibit called "America Reads" look like?
An infographic about teens and their use of "secret" apps like Snapchat. I didn't even know the names of most of these, myself.
This is totally not related to reading, but there's so many interesting things going on in this post I can't help but link to it: Miranda Kerr to Marry Evan Spiegel. Miranda Kerr was a Victoria's Secret model and was formerly married to actor Orlando Bloom; Spiegel is the CEO of SnapChat, and all I can say is, good luck, Miranda.
Author Carolyn See has died, at age 82.
Your Obligatory Neil Gaiman + Obligatory Hamilton post for the week (we're at the nexus of the Internet here): 'Hamilton' Producers to Adapt Neil Gaiman's 'Interworld' for TV.
Bonus Obligatory Neil Gaiman Post (there are always so many to pick from!): the TV adaptation of American Gods--Trailer.