• The HuffPost rounded up a collection of simply delightful—some downright amusing—bookplates

• Congrats to Karen Joy Fowler for winning the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

• You may want to bookmark Flavorwire's roundup of 50 (!) of the best Southern novels for the next time you're craving a richly rewarding read set below the Mason-Dixon line.  

• Book-to-film alert: Eleanor & Park is heading to a theater near you! The best part? The screenplay will be adapted by none other than Rainbow Rowell, herself. 

• And book-to-web-series alert: Amazon will be creating a new series based on Michael Connelley's best-selling Harry Bosch mystery books. 

• In other news, what do you think about Daniel McCaig's Ruth's Journey, the forthcoming (in October) prequel to Gone with the Wind, which will focus on the character of Mammy? 

• I need another mug about as much as I need another tote bag. But this series of literary-themed cups compiled by BuzzFeed has me contemplating adding to my collection. 

• We've all mused over which of our favorite authors or characters we'd like to invite to a gathering. In a refreshing (and amusing) twist, The Toast offers up six literary characters who, let's face it, would probably be terrible dinner party guests

• Can Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory really be 50 years old? To celebrate, Penguin Young Readers and Dylan's Candy Bar are offering a pretty sweet contest.

 

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