9.21.12 Bookmarks: Weekly Buzz From Around the Web

9.21.12 Bookmarks: Weekly Buzz From Around the Web


1. It’s Tolkien week! What better way to usher it in than with the highly anticipated trailer “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” And don’t forget to celebrate Hobbit Day (September 22), the mutual birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins with honey-cake and a little Lembas bread.

2. Monica Lewinsky is reportedly receiving a $12 million dollar payday for a Clinton affair tell-all.

3. Wal-Mart has decided to stop selling the Amazon Kindle.

4. Emma Thompson, movie star and author of “The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit” talks all things books to The New York Times. Her current fave? “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel.

5. The Nobel prize for literature is going to be announced in the next few weeks, and global gambling site Ladbrokes has Bob Dylan at 10:1 odds of winning. “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E L James sits at 500:1. We’re guessing she doesn’t mind being the longshot pick.

6. Arnold Schwarzenegger proves he still has movie star charisma in the trailer for his autobiography “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.”

7. Hot week for trailers! “Beautiful Creatures” is a movie coming out next year based on the bestselling YA series. It offers a modern-day Southern gothic twist on a supernatural tale.

8. Who doesn’t want to read just one more adventure of Pippi Longstocking? Wouldn’t you like to know how a young Parisian Madeline turned out as an adult? Our friends over at Flavorwire tell us their favorite classic children’s books that could use a reboot.

9. The hilarious “Sh*t Girls Say” Twitter feed and YouTube videos have been adapted into a new book.

10. Thought Catalog has recommended books from a New York It-Girl to a “hilarious” drug memoir that could coax the non-reader in your life to pick up a book.

See more at Bookish!


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