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Book News, Reviews, and Musings 24 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

Much-loved childrens author Eva Ibbotson has passed away at the age of 85, reports The Guardian.

Amazon will soon allow Kindle users to lend ebooks, reports TechCrunch.

Stephen Spielberg will adapt Robocalypse, the 2011 novel by Daniel H Wilson.

Galleycat reports on a new film adaptation of 'a Haruki Murakami short story.

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Further to our news item about Andrea Cremer and gender yesterday, Galleycat has also interviewed the author about her new book, misogyny, and feminism.

Cynthia Leitich Smith talks to Gayle Brandeis about her debut novel My Life with the Lincolns, in which a girl thinks her family are the Lincolns reincarnated.

The Dragon Page podcast interviews author Naomi Novak, who is best known for her Temeraire series.


Wondrous Reads looks at Becca Fitzpatricks Crescendo, the sequel to the bestselling Hush, Hush, and finds that it stands up well against the former.

Anna Vivian reviews The Passionate Brood, a novel take on Richard the Lionheart'by Margaret Campbell Barnes.

Violet at Still Life With Books gives us a thoughtful review of Ted Hughes: The life of a poet


Larry at OfBlog talks about the ethics of reviewing, the prevalent fear of spoilers, and some decisions made as a result.

Author Lynn Fllewelling talks about hauntings and horror.

Blogger Aimee Burton reflects on why we love dystopian fiction.

Just for fun

Heres a book that will get you well on the way to academia

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, F Scott Fitzgerald and John Brunner!

Quote of the Day

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.' Dorothy Parker

Beautiful book cover of the day

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  1. NO WAY?! Amazon will let us lend our Kindle books?!!?! That is about the coolest best piece of news EVER!

  2. Stephanie /

    I know, perhaps it means that these companies are finally realising how much people loathe DRM!