1. This one goes out to every angsty young soul who has belted out songs by The Smiths while driving around their hometown. British artist Chris Thornley has styled lyrics to their classic songs as old-school Penguin book covers.
2. Congratulations to the National Book Award winners! Louise Erdrich won the fiction prize for her book “The Round House” about the aftermath of a horrific crime on a reservation in North Dakota. See who took the top prizes in non-fiction, poetry and young people’s literature here.
3. “Breaking Dawn Part 2” is out today, but this isn’t the last movie you’ll see based on Stephenie Meyer’s books. The trailer for “The Host,” starring Saoirse Ronan as a young woman whose body has been taken over by an alien “soul,” has fans ready to flock to theaters in March.
4. Beck is making his latest work of art a bookish experience. The singer has published his new work as sheet music only in a bound book called “Song Reader.”
5. Get back in touch with your old friends from Stoneybrook when “The Baby-Sitters Club” is released in e-book format on Dec. 1. Relive the suburban adventures of Kristy, Claudia and the rest of the gang all over again!
6. We have to thank the folks over at HuffPo Books for turning us on to Cozy Classics. We could spend all day staring at these adorable felted-dolls depicting scenes from some of our favorite literary classics. “Les Misérables” has never looked so adorable.
7. Our pals over at Flavorwire have rounded up 10 literary parodies sure to make you laugh. Just make sure you don’t accidentally read “Goodnight Dune” to your kid before bed. Nobody wants to dream about giant sandworms!