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Recently, Stephenie Meyer and Janet Evanovich signed deals to produce graphic novels of some of their work.  This seems like a great move for both of them, as well as for their publishers. Evanovich in particular, might find a new audience amongst graphic novel aficionados while the publishers of the work can use the authors’ […]

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I’m Making My Lunch!

by Patrick on May 18, 2009

I don’t write up every upcoming event because, well, we host them every night (and sometimes in the afternoon), and this blog would quickly become nothing but event write-ups.  But I’m particularly excited about tomorrow night’s event with Barry Gifford, so here we are.  Gifford will be presenting The Imagination of the Heart, the last […]

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Some Light Reading for Thursday

by Patrick on May 14, 2009

Later on today, I’ll be posting the latest in our fabulous video series, so that’s something to look forward to, right?  In the meantime, check out these excellent articles: At the Millions, Edan interviews Joe Meno, author of the tremendous new novel The Great Perhaps:  “After I finished the first draft, I realized the book […]

Back with the Links

by Patrick on April 29, 2009

You know what we should all stop saying?  Hump Day.  It’s worse than TGIF, and not just for its icky sexual implications.  Anyway, it’s been too long since I’ve put together one of my signature link posts (ie, the classic “I don’t know what to write about so I’ll just point out what other people […]


Some Strange News for Monday

by Patrick on March 30, 2009

Here’s a themed link collection:  weird stories from the internet that involve books (kinda sorta): Twilight cupcakes. (via Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Twitter feed) Paul Giamatti isn’t pleased with the Japanese remake of Sideways (Hey, it was a book, too you know).   (via the excellent Tumblr blog You Might Find Yourself) Okay, Harper Studio, I demand […]

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The term “unfilmable” gets thrown around a lot with regards to novels.  In fact, I’d say most people don’t want their favorite novels made into films.  I’ve never been one of those people.  If they make a crappy movie out of The Epicure’s Lament then that might change, but I’ve never really seen the point […]