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Book News, Reviews, and Musings 19 October 2010

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News, Reviews, and Musings is a new daily feature. Feel free to chime in, or to tweet/email us if we've missed something that you'd like to see featured.

News and features

CBS will develop a show based on Charlaine Harriss best selling Harper Connelly series, DaemonsBooks reports.

The Orwell first edition found in a box of donated books has sold at auction for a cool 00.

Independent Aussie bookseller Readings books will launch an ebook shop.

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Bill Bryson chats with comedian Stephen Colbert about his latest book At Home.

Mariekes Musings chats to Janice Hardy about writing MG fantasy.

Bangkok Podcast chats to author Paul Garrigan, author of Dead Drunk.


Graham Slights looks at Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison.

Australian reviewer looks at New Model Army by Adam Roberts, and describes it as an uncannily prescient look at the future of war

Author Tansy Rayner Roberts reviews Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold.


Erin at Erin Read wants to know how you cope with not-so-good books. Are you a finisher, or do you have a stack of abandoned books on your shelves?

Chris Beam muses on coming out and her book I Am Jay.

Debbie Reese gives us a list of 10 excellent YA books about Native Americans.

Just for fun

Author Mary Robinette Kowal customises her laptop to give it a fabulously art deco feel.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Philip Pullman and John Le Carre!

Quote of the Day

What we read with inclination makes a much stronger impression. If we read without inclination, half the mind is employed in fixing the attention; so there is but one half to be employed on what we read. 'Samuel Johnson

Beautiful book cover of the day

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