Curse of the Avid Reader Card: Nora Ephron, 1941-2012

Source: ABC News

Nora Ephron, screenwriter of movie classics such as When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle died yesterday of a rare blood cancer. {The Washington Post]

I should have known better when I said MAKE IT STOP, so let’s get all the latest news about The Book That Won’t Go Away outta the way:

  • Chris Pine is willing to look at the script for The Book That Won’t Go Away. I’m willing to look at him nekkid. [Celebuzz]
  • Emma Roberts hasn’t even read the book and she totally wants in. Methinks someone just wants to boost her acting career. Me-also-thinks she should actually
    read the book
    before she makes a firm commitment, particularly the infamous tampon scene [iafrica.com]
  • Apparently The Book That Won’t Go Away has encouraged people to start reading again [thestar.com]
  • 16 desserts inspired by The Book That Won’t Go Away [Buzzfeed]
  • These “trailers” for The Book That Won’t Go Away arehilarious; particularly the second one where Christian Grey is at his desk crying shirtless over his blotter. NSFW to the max! {Part 1, c/o YouTube] [Part 2, c/o YouTube]
  • Jimmy Fallon takes The Book That Won’t Go Away to karaoke [Huff Post Comedy Canada]
  • I think E.L. James’ husband is a little jealous of her success. I on the other hand, totally am not. [Blogra]

If youre going to self-publish! mek SUre yu poofead. [DuoLit]

When Can I Call Myself a Writer? [Beyond The Margins]

What Makes Bad Writing? [The Wall Street Journal]

I need one of these, like yesterday. I’m sick of working at the kitchen table or on my bed. [Flavorwire]

50 redundant phrases to avoid in writing [ragan.com]

11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books [Mental Floss]

If you’re into Young Adult fiction, get the latest news here [ONTD]

Advice on short story writing from a master [Open Culture]

Writing advice from another master [The Atlantic]

Another argument for independent publishing [Novel Publicity & Co.]

The Rules of Storytelling, Pixar Style [Writer’s Digest]

Canadian author Peter Robinson wins crime novel award [CBC News]

Toronto’s World Biggest Bookstore could close in 2013 [thestar.com]

WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THIS? (Burn the books, I mean, not try to save ’em) [CBC News]

I also need this, like, yesterday. [Galleycat]

New Graphic Novel App for iPad Launches [DBW]

The French Still Flock to Bookstores [The New York Times]

Dammit. I already waste enough time on Pinterest as it is! [Publishers Weekly]

Agreed. I’m much more creative at coffee shops than I am at the library. It’s just the whole “writing on my Macbook Pro at Starbucks” seems so cliché. [The Atlantic]

Yeesh. These people need to leave Obama ‘lone. [Huff Post Books Canada]

Making E-books Is Harder Than It Looks [Huff Post Books Canada]

Awesome Books to Replace Your Favourite Cancelled TV Shows [io9]

And finally, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 trailer:

Note: this will be my last post for a while, because I’m goin’ away for a few days. Yay! Next post will be some FICTION for a change, because, yeah, I still write that.

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Curse of The Avid Reader Card: Confess Your Preteen Porn!

A review of The Fug Girls‘ second novel [Forever Young Adult]

Taxicab Confessions, the book? [Huff Post Books Canada]

What explicit books did you read when you were a kid? [EW’s Shelf Life]

5 Reasons My Cat Should Be the Writer Instead of Me [A. Victoria Mixen, Writer]

Summer Reading 2012: Books for Kids of All Ages [Huff Post Books Canada]

The latest beach reads [NY Daily News]

10 Writing Myths [Writer’s Digest]

Why Jonathan Franzen sounds kind of like an asshole [Keith Mackenzie]

Five Signs You May Be Sabotaging Your Writing Career [Writer’s Relief]

Books That Make You Cry: Top 10 Tearjerkers [Huff Post Books Canada]

The Truth About Publishing [Ian Irvine]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Some of the novel’s funniest, least sexy lines [EW’s Shelf Life]


Curse of The Avid Reader Card: Ryan Gosling, The Book

The whole “Hey Girl” Ryan Gosling thingy (which I never really got) is now a book! What-evs: he’ll always be lounge-lizard-in-training Sean Hanlon to me! [Feminist Ryan Gosling]

The Trillium Book Award celebrates its silver anniversary [The Walrus]

Favourite Books of Famous People (Barack Obama’s pick is Song of Solomon screeee!) [ShortList]

Orange ends sponsorship of Prize for Fiction. (What’s going on here? First the Pulitzer doesn’t hand out a prize for fiction because apparently, nothing published this year was good enough, and now this.) [Quill and Quire]

Shock of all shocks: there’s a lack of racial diversity in YA fiction [Kate Hart]

Kerouac’s On The Road premieres at Cannes [IBN Live]

A summary of J.K. Rowling’s first book for adults [J.K. Rowling]


Curse of The Avid Reader Card: A “Fifty Shades” Parody Already?

So you want to be a novelist? Best-selling author Jennifer Weiner tells you how in 8 steps! [jenniferweiner.com]

Is It Time To Rate Young Adult Books For Mature Content? [U.S.News]

The CW Is Developing A Very Hunger Games Like Show Based On Young Adult Novel, The Selection [The Mary Sue]

The Ethical Dilemma Of Publishing FanFiction [Hybrid Theory]

Margaret Atwood revisits one of her infamous characters in a new short story [The Walrus]

15 Thought-Provoking Discussion Questions Every Book Club Should Ask Themsevles [Jezebel]

10 YA Books That Scarred Us For Life [Flavorwire]

Believe it or not, a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey has hit the press [EvilReads]

Speaking of Fifty Shades, here are 10 books that are, apparently worse [Flavorwire]

Trailer for Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby [YouTube]