Saturday, September 26, 2009

What the Tweet Is This?

Over the last few days we’ve microblogged about a number of stories on Twitter we haven’t had the time to get to in the Real World. Here are a few of the stories we’ve covered in 140 characters or less over the last few days:

Get ready to read those banned books: Banned Books Week starts now!

Nothing at all to do with books but -- what the heck -- it’s Saturday so play the game that comes to us from @npbooks: is it a font or cheese?

We discovered that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was on Twitter midday on Friday when she had about 3000 followers and three tweets. By that evening, it was over 25k... still three tweets. We predict there will be many, many more followers before she’s done. We have no opinion about the possible frequency of her tweets. You can see for yourself here.

Keats at the movies!

Posthumously released books in The Wall Street Journal.

The BBC and HarperTrue are in cahoots on a reality series based around a competition to find “the greatest real-life stories never told.” The prize? A book deal, of course. Survivor Biography, anyone?

Montreal author Nelly Arcan, 35, was found dead in her apartment late Thursday night. Macleans has the story.

Slate asks: “When have we not been in the midst of a vampire craze?”

MacArthur grant for Edwidge Danticat and others.

Little Miss Sunshine and Like Water for Chocolate to be adapted as stage musicals.

Children of Jack Kirby (Spiderman, X-Men) sue for rights to iconic characters.



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