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Book News, Reviews, and Musings 28 October 2010

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News, Reviews, and Musings is a new daily feature. Feel free to chime in, or to tweet/email us if we've missed something that you'd like to see featured.

News and features

Is the Kindle finally posing a challenge to dead tree books? The Register reports.

Incognito and Sleeper by Ed Brubaker will be adapted for the big screen.

New Yorker cartoonist Leo Cullum has died.

Barnes and Noble is launching a version of the Nook aimed at kids. The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Jeff Lindsay talks about his fabulously successful Dexter series.

Suvudu has posted a chat transcript with fantasy author RA Salvatore.

Auslit interviews author Sue Walker.


SFCrowsnest reviews Journeys by Ian R Macleod

Michelle at Book to the Future reviews The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Bookzone for Boys reviews Dark Matter by Michelle Paver.


Salley Vickers talks about death and her work at a recent event at the Wheeler Centre. Highly recommended.

Charlotte at Charlottes Library talks about the need to blog the backlist rather than focus solely on new titles.

Teacher Librarian Lori June discusses keeping up with demand and getting bang for your library buck.

Harry Markov talks about the books you dont want to be seen reading on the train.

Just for fun

Given how close my bookshelves are to toppling over, I rather dread a scenario like this!

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Evelyn Waugh!

Quote of the Day

Its none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. Ernest Hemingway

Beautiful book cover of the day

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  1. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that book dominoes video! So cool!

    Im not sure how I feel about the whole Nook Color thing. For me, the point of an eReader is that it looks like a book page. Sono backlighting and all that jazz. And Im not sure I like that its aimed at kidsI want my kids to have real books! (If I have kids someday, that is)

  2. The dominoes would be so fun to set up, but you'd only want to do it with hardcovers or books with laminated covers!

    I played with a Kindle for the first time yesterday, and I was really impressed. I don't think beautiful books will ever disappear entirely, thoughwhile paperbacks and cheaply printed books are possibly going the way of the dinosaur, I think gorgeous, tactile sorts of books like picture books and limited edition prints will persist for years to come, so never fear!