Booklicious: Friday Bookmarks

February 19, 2010


*Say it ain't so, Jo! J.K. Rowling is being sued by the estate of Adrian Jacobs, who wrote The Adventures of Willy the Wizard: No. 1 Livid Land. The suit alleges that large parts of Jacobs' 1987 book were lifted and used in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Rowling's fourth book in the boy wizard series.  

*The Audio Publishers Association just announced its nominations for the 2010 Audies. This year's nominees were culled from 1,506 entries and represent the best of the audiobook industry. 

*GalleyCat is compiling a list of the best book review content on Twitter. That's right - people review entire books in 140 characters or less. I had no idea, either.

*An iPad for kids? Thanks to Mattel, yes. It's the Fisher-Price iXL, an app-powered tablet that goes on sale in July. My childhood feels practically Victorian by comparison.

*Because he hasn't made enough money from the movie yet, James Cameron is writing a novel based on Avatar. I hope it comes with 3D specs. 

*University of Alabama Huntsville shooter Amy Bishop is apparently an attempted novelist. Gawker reports that based on the summary filed with the U.S. Copyright Office, "it sounds like The Martian Experiment has aliens, a female protagonist, and a whole bunch of bullets." Guess we'll have to add fiction writing to her list of crimes.


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