Items of interest today:
- J.K. Rowling has announced that the final book in the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” will be published on July 21st of this year. This is one of the few series that I actually purchase in hardcover format, with good reason. I like the stories. Which, ultimately, is the best reason to buy a book, and to stick with an author.
- With today being February 1st, the FirstLook program at HarperCollins has some interesting new offerings this month, including 40 Days and 40 Nights, by Matthew Chapman. Chapman, the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin, brings his own perspective to the intelligent design vs. evolution debate in relation to the recent Pennsylvania school board case. If you haven’t yet enrolled in the Firstlook program, I suggest you do so. It’s a great way to get free books before they’re published. You only need write a short review when you’re done.
- I’m currently reading Cell by Stephen King and Thunderstruck by Erik Larson, author of Devil in the White City (h/t to NDT for the heads up on its release!). What are YOU reading? ? ? I’m always looking for tips on new books, so don’t be shy with them!!