Book News Roundup – March 21, 2014

goldfinchWhy is it so much fun to cast your favourite books for imagined film adaptations? I’m not sure, but The Millions does a fantastic job of it for The Goldfinch.

In the category of “words I never thought I’d write,” Rush Limbaugh has been shortlisted for a children’s book award.

I know I just posted a library image slide show last week, but you can never have too many library slide slows, right? No matter how great or small.

Two of my favourite authors discuss postcolonial literature.

Sophia Coppola will direct a live-action version of The Little Mermaid. I have a feeling this will be at least a slight departure from the Disney edition I know all the songs to. (I sometimes wonder if my shameful materialism as an adult can be pinpointed to Ariel’s “Look at this Stuff, isn’t it neat?” song.)


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