Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Ann Rule Dies at Age 83: The true-crime writer, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died.

Mailman's Book Plea Answered: When 12-year-old Mathew Flores asked his mail carrier for spare reading material, Ron Lynch took to Facebook in a call that's now gone viral.

Read It Before Seeing It: 'Paper Towns' and 21 other books to read before you see the movie.

From California to France: Two bookstores with Bay Area roots help literary life thrive in Paris.

'Watchman' Sells for £988: In the U.K., a copy of Harper Lee’s book, which contains printing errors, has sold for almost £1,000 on



From the Boston Globe:
"I'm shocked at how well it's doing. The parking lot is always full": Jeff Kinney on his newly opened bookstore. Click here
From the New York Times:
Jimmy Carter and Jacqueline Woodson on race, religion, and rights. Click here
From Deadline:
Elle Fanning to star in a movie adaptation of Jennifer Niven's All the Bright Places. Click here
From the Horn Book:
The People in My Neighborhood: Author/Illustrator Stephen Savage Rambles Around Brooklyn. Click here
From the Guardian:
Does the age of an author matter when writing YA fiction? Click here
From Vulture:
John Green on Lonelygirl15, Rushmore, and 10 Other Things That Influenced His Work. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
19 Books To Read If You Loved Paper Towns. Click here
From Here and Now:
John Green: "I try to take teenagers seriously and credit them with the intelligence and curiosity I've seen in them." Click here
From the Telegraph:
Why YA books aren't afraid to tackle dark subjects. Click here
From WABC:
Utah boy reading junk mail gets thousands of books after mailman’s plea goes viral. Click here
From School Library Journal:
Christopher Franceschelli on the Art, Design, and Nutritional Value of Board Books. Click here
From Time:
John Green Is This Close to Having All His Books Made Into Movies. Click here
From the Guardian:
A collection of photographs from London's Young Adult Literature Conference. Click here
From Hypable:
5 book-to-film changes that improved Paper Towns. Click here

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