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Book news, reviews, and musings 17 Nov 2010

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Refudiate, a neologism by Sarah Palin, is the Oxford American Dictionarys word of the year.

Baz Luhrmann has started casting for The Great Gatsby; meanwhile, Wuthering Heights will be made into a film.

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The Age talks to author Toni Jordan about her debut novel Addition.

The Guardian talks to Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Prep.

Shelley Rae at Bookd out interviews author Robin Spano.


The Speculative Book Review reviews The Prestige by Christopher Priest.

The Globe and Mail reviews Cool Water by Dianne Warren.

Random Acts of Reading posts some rave reviews.

Part 2 of Erins Odyssey odyssey is now live at Erin Reads.

Musings talks about queering SF and languages of power.

Anna Bell talks about making chicklit sparkle.

Book Group Buzz talks about genre discussions.

Just for fun

Check out this fabulous typography by Sebastian Lester.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Christopher Paolini.

Quote of the day

At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it. Yukio Mishima.

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  1. I like Odyssey odyssey! That shouldve been the readalong name!

    I totally didnt realize they were making Great Gatsby into a movie. Im not sure how I feel about that. Im interested to see who else will be in it.

  2. Thanks for the mention Stephanie!

  3. Stephanie /

    Thanks, Erin. Im enjoying your Odyssey posts. :)

    Yes, itll be curious to see how Gatsby transfers to the big screen. Im not sure whether to be nervous or excited!