Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Book Bits

(from usatoday.com
by Yohana Desta)

Lindsay Lohan memoir?: TMZ is reporting that everyone's favorite troubled child star is planning on writing a memoir. Lohan was spotted meeting with literary agency Waxman Leavall. Not much else has been released, but the meeting was filmed by camera crews for Lohan's upcoming reality series on the OWN network.

RIP Nissenson: Author Hugh Nissenson has died at the age of 80. He was best known for his work The Tree of Life, a 1985 finalist for the National Book Award. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Enter Sandman: Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on as a producer of the film adaptation of The Sandman. The 1989-1996 comic series by Neil Gaiman follows a character named Morpheus, the ruler of dreams. Gordon-Levitt could also direct and star in the project, but says "the rest remains to be seen."

The Girl with the sequels: Stieg Larsson's best-selling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy is about to get a second round. The book's publisher Norsetdts has announced it has hired author David Lagercrantz to pen a new book for the series, scheduled to be published in August 2015. Larsson had begun working on a fourth book, but died in 2004.

So trendy: Google released its list of the 2013 top trending books. Topping the list were Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (largely due to its big screen reboot starring Leonardo DiCaprio). The year's top trending authors included Tom Clancy, Orson Scott Card and Stephen King.

Berry/DeJesus book deal: Viking will publish the autobiography by two women who were kidnapped and held captive in Cleveland for 10 years. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were two of three women raped and tortured by Ariel Castro in the basement of his home. The book will be written with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, and be published in 2015.

*Blogger's note: I am aware some of these I have already blogged about here. But this comes from a website so I am not going to pick out what I do not want. Just so you do not think I am loosing my mind! (You probably already think that though lol!)