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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I love, love Marian Keyes! I’ve read every single one of her novels. And now she has a cookbook featuring CAKE. [Reader, I created him

Prince William Marriage: New Biography Claims Prince Doubted Marriage To Kate Middleton [Huffington Post]

10 Famous Authors’ Fascinating Alter Egos [Flavorwire]

Confronting The Biggest Threat To The Public Library [Huff Post Libraries In Crisis]

The Short Happy Lives of Short Story Collections [Writer’s Digest]

In yet MORE Fi’ty news: Stephenie Meyer speaks out about the crappy books inspired by her crappy books [MTV]; and the BDSM trilogy is now allowed back on bookshelves in Florida [Huff Post Entertainment Canada]

Winner of the RSL Ondaatje Prize [The Bookseller]

Stephen King’s 20 Tips for Becoming a Frighteningly Good Writer [Boost Blog Traffic]

Five qualities of a good writer [The Write One Blog]

Parents Prefer Reading Print Books With Their Children [Digital Book World]

*shudders uncontrollably* [Al Arabiya News]

Robert Pattison leaves Twilight behind, eh? Thought he did that when he filmed the last of the series of that awful, awful movie [HuffPost Celebrity Canada]

Number one HAS to be “The Continued Popularity of Kim Kardashian.” [Huff Post Books Canada]

Amazon Launches Author Pages [urbania]


Curse of the Avid Reader Card: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!

The fine line between sex and erotica in literature [Huff Post Books Canada]

YA, the Mass Media, and White America: What’s Wrong, Why It’s Wrong, and How To Fix it [book brats]

Why would anyone think that an actor from one popular book-into-movie franchise would join the cast of another? [Jezebel]

When Hollywood Runs Out of Books to Turn Into Movies [Cracked]

Which states in the U.S.A are reading Fifty Shades of Grey the most? Probably the ones who don’t care about good writing. [Goodreads]

While we’re on the subject, more actors and actresses want to play control freak Christian Grey and dumbfuck Anastasia Steele [Huff Post Books Canada]