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Friday News: Libraries still being charged twice as much for digital lends; Carla Swafford suggests an new name for TBR; Repetitive titles good or bad?

Friday News: Libraries still being charged twice as much for digital...

Beautifully Broken

I’ll leave you with this video of Mary Lambert singing the full song that is sampled in Macklemore and Lewis’ pro gay marriage song, Same Love.

Thursday News: Mortal Instruments box office bomb could affect future book adaptations; April book sales deemed soft; Buzzfeed’s 20 biggest dick moves in literature

Thursday News: Mortal Instruments box office bomb could affect future book...

But MI isn’t the first post Twilight big budget YA book to flop. Earlier this year was the star studded Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia which earned only $7.5 million at the box office.  This doesn’t really bode well for Divergent.

Clare shouldn’t be too unhappy. The promo around the movie brought her books back onto the bestseller lists. Fifty Shades is due out in August of 2014 and hasn’t even gotten a cast yet. I suspect all those romance books snapped up for movie adaptions will be cast aside. Wall Street Journal