Monthly Archives: July 2009

100 Best Beach Reads Ever

Here is the top 10:
1. The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
2. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
3. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
4. Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding
5. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
6. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, by Rebecca Wells
7. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
9. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg
10. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

Source: NPR

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Will the 2010 adaptation of The Hobbit happen?

From PW:

“Should the case go all the way to trial, we are confident that New Line will lose its rights to The Hobbit,” says Bonnie Eskenazi, an attorney with Greenberg Glusker, the Los Angeles firm representing the estate. And in that case, production of The Hobbit would be halted.

Related items @ the KFL.

The 2009 Man Booker longlist…

has been announced.

Fifteen years later…

a judge has ruled that Jack Kerouac’s mother’s will was fraudulent.

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Related reading @ the KFL.

Eat, Pray, Love: the other side of the story.

In Displaced, Michael Cooper tells the story of how he got through the divorce and the story of his world travel.

This week’s Ironic News Story:

Amazon Erases Orwell Books From Kindle

Wondering what the deal is with our ILLs?

The Portland Press Herald has the story.