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Elvis’ Granddaughter Will Be Daisy Jones: Today In Books

Elvis’ Granddaughter Will Be Daisy Jones

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s hit book Daisy Jones and the Six is being adapted into an Amazon series and the fictional 1970s band lead singer, Daisy Jones, will be played by Riley Keough–Elvis Presley’s granddaughter. Another adaptation score for Reese Witherspoon who got the book rights before the book had even published. I loved the audiobook–and its amazing ensemble cast–so I’m super curious to see how the series comes together!

UC Berkeley’s Scanning Service

UC Berkeley has expanded their scanning service that converts print material to an electronic format to also be available for faculty members, instructors, and visiting scholars with print disabilities. Georgina Kleege, a campus English professor: “In the past, if there was a book or article in the library which was not already available in electronic form I would have to get it and scan it myself, which can be very time-consuming. That’s time I could be spending doing research, reading student papers, preparing lectures.”

Even More Lord Of The Rings

Amazon hasn’t even aired its Lord Of The Rings series yet–it’s thought to premiere in 2021–but they’ve already officially ordered season 2 of the show. They must either really, really like it or believe in putting all the eggs in one basket. Guess we’ll just have to wait a couple years to find out!