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Book News, Reviews, and Musings 20 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

Tomas Alfredson, who directed Let the Right One In, has signed on to direct the film adaptation of Larklight.

The town of Malmesbury has put in a bid to become the UKs first philosophy town.

Stephen King has a new book forthcoming, and it looks fabulous.

Dont forget to check out our newest posts: competition round ups, new releases, book reviews, and more!

Interviews interviews fabulous author of the fantastic China Mieville about his newest novel Kraken (see our review)

Aussie spec fic author Marianne de Pierres interviews YA author Lauren Kate.

Scarlet Pages interviews Australian romance author Stephanie Laurens, author of The Brazen Bride (see our review)


Book Chick City gets into the Halloween mood by reviewing The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.

A Good Addiction reviews The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes.which we also review over here.

A Gypsy Writer reviews Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard.


Is passion in books waning? The Guardian reports.

The printed book is not dead yet, insists Joe Moran in a recent Guardian article.

James Gurney gives us some tips on criticism.

Just for fun

Check out these cakes from the Australian Womens Weekly birthday cake cookbook. (I had a bunch of WW cakes as a kid, but none as good as these!)

Author birthdays

Happy birthday Elfriede Jelinek!

Quote of the Day

A man will turn over half a library to make one book. -Samuel Johnson

Beautiful book cover of the day

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