First off, it's National Library Week this week. Go celebrate by visiting your library which is sure to have some activities going on. Mine is having a library book sale. ;rubs hands in anticipation;
Bailey's Women Prize Shortlist: Here's the shortlist of books nominated for the Bailey's Women Prize.
ALA: Top Ten 2014 most challenged material: Here are the most challenged things of 2014. Because people still think banning works. Most of these aren't a shock. But I am amused that Saga was challenged for being Anti-family. Saga is a graphic novel sci-fi series about a pair of star-crossed aliens falling in love and having a baby and getting hunted down and risking everything to protect their baby. Yet...it's anti-family? Oh book banners, your ill-logic knows no bounds.
Amazon and HarperCollins reach deal: Amazon and HarperCollins are friends again. Looks like we won't get a dragged out legal fight. So put away your popcorn.
Some book announcements: Patti Smith is writing another memoir called M Train
Books to Movie: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith is a thriller that will be out in theaters on Friday
Books to TV: Daredevil graphic novel series TV show is now up on Netflix. Go and watch. It's awesome.
There is possibly going to be a TV adaptation of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. Its rights were sold to TWC for TV. So, we'll see what happens.
Major Books Released this week: All the Rage by Courtney Summers
The Dispossessed 3: The Wondrous and the Wicked by Page Morgan