Book News: Lyrical Lohan

Book News: Lyrical Lohan

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Record-breaking dragons, law-abiding Mormons, an a law-breaking young redhead.


GuinnessThe latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records has been published. It includes over 3,000 new and updated accomplishments, including the largest walking robot–a 30-feet-tall dragon.

 


RowlingDragons and other magical creatures pertaining to the Harry Potter universe will tread the big screen soon: J.K. Rowling is adapting the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into a film series for Warner.

 


MormonNot all children’s books are as well received as hers, though: The Not Even Once Club, aimed at promoting strict adherence to Mormon values, has upset LDS bloggers who claim it leaves no room for sin, repentance, and forgiveness.

 


DCDC Comics’ contest asking participants to draw popular villainess Harley Quinn in four different death scenarios is also sparking controversy.

 


BermanThe death of Marxist scholar Marshall Berman at 72 has come as a surprise. Berman has been praised by both fans and critics of his work for his highly lyrical prose.

 


LevinePoet Phillip Levine has won the $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement.

 


5Under35And the National Book Foundation has granted these accomplished young ladies its 5 Under 35 Award.

 


LohanWhile Lindsay Lohan’s “accomplishments” are a matter of dispute, mom Dina seems to think they merit a memoir.

This article originally appeared on Zola Books.