Friday Night

Or things to talk about at the bar. 

  • This is not a drill.  A translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien is set to be published 90 years after the Lord of the Rings author wrote it.  This edition will also include some lectures the author gave about the epic and an additional short story he wrote. It has not been confirmed if there will be an Elvish translation included.
  • A poem written by Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author was found in a school cupboard. The poem was said to be written by Douglas Adams when he was seventeen years old. It carries the same wit the author had when he penned his science fiction series and is not quite nearly as atrocious as Vogon Poetry. If it was anything like Vogon poetry, we would probably wish it stayed lost.
  • This guy’s life is way too close to the first part The Count of Monte Cristo.  He was wrongfully incarcerated for a murder for 22 years because of a lying detective with a personal agenda, false witnesses, and made up testimonies. Now we wait for the sweet revenge part.
  • A crime author has been dealing with the consequences of telling J.K. Rowling to stop writing. She told her to stop publishing crime novels so that other authors could have a chance at stardom. She also admitted that she hadn’t read J.K. Rowling’s work, but she’s sure that there is more “stimulating” writing out there. Unfortunately for her, her own book is being flooded by one star reviews on Amazon with only excerpts from her controversial article.


Excerpt from the New York Times Bestsellers List, Week of March 23

Hardcover Nonfiction: Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler

Paperback Trade FictionOrphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Paperback Mass-Market FictionAlex Cross, Run by James Patterson

Paperback NonfictionLone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson

Young AdultThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Children’s SeriesDivergent by Veronica Roth

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