Friday News: 52 Books in 52 Weeks; Amazon’s numbers are in; USA Today’s year in review; Iron Maiden’s anti-piracy strategy; and Alice Walker’s awesome best-of list

Friday News: 52 Books in 52 Weeks; Amazon’s numbers are in;...

“Read Around the World:  You can read books set in and/or written by an author of a different country each week.  You can hang out in one country, exploring their history and culture or strike out across the world, mixing and mingling.  It’s entirely up to you how fast and how far and how many books you want to read.  Have fun exploring!  “ Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks

“After several years of explosive growth, e-book sales are flattening out, dampening speculation that print books are dying. At Barnes & Noble, physical bookstores did better than the chain’s e-reader, Nook. Publishers Weekly saluted the “resurgence of independent bookstores” by giving its Person of the Year award to American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher and his board.” USA Today

“As far as celebrity year-end lists go, this is almost certainly the most unique offering. And when it comes to explications of reptilianism, its hard to imagine they come in much more eloquent form. Though, you know, its still an advocacy of reptilians.”The Wire