1. Welcome to the end of election week madness! Regardless of your political affiliation here’s an issue we can all agree upon: No matter who you voted for—libraries are where the cool kids hang out.
2. The Poetry Foundation entered the electoral fray with a piece that matches former presidents with the poets that inspired them. Did you know that George Washington was a fan of Phillis Wheatley, an educated slave?
3. Michael Fassbender as literary superstar Thomas Wolfe and Colin Firth as Max Perkins? Swoon! It was revealed this week that the two Hollywood heartthrobs were cast to play the duo in an adaptation of the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius.”
4. In other book to movie news, the “World War Z” trailer is finally out. Be forewarned book fans, some folks say the movie is more action-flick oriented than the political drama of Max Brooks’ story.
5. The always-talkative folks over at Reddit shared passages from books that they love. You probably know “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt,” from “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut. But we’ve always been fond of this more wistful passage:”And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that because it was so human.”
6. World Book Night is on a mission to spread the love of books to as many people as possible. And they’ve just announced the 30 books that they’re going to be passing out to unlikely readers in communities all over the country. Would you add another book to the list?
8. “You are locked inside a room in an unknown location. Tweet your way out.” That’s just one of the writing prompts that GalleyCat hopes will inspire Twitter fiction.