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You Can Own Shel Silverstein’s Houseboat

Shel Silverstein, the late author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, had a two bedroom, one bath houseboat–that was built on top of a WWII balloon barge–and it can now be yours for $783,000. Check out the pictures!

Match Made In Heaven

Netflix announced that Taika Waititi (New Zealand filmmaker of Thor: Ragnarok; Jojo Rabbit) will be producing and directing two animated series for Netflix based on Roald Dahl’s work. One series will be set in and feature characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the other will be an original take on the Oompa-Loompas. This is certainly going to be funny and fun with Waititi in charge!

Hachette Drops Book After Staff Walkout

After Ronan Farrow learned that his publisher for Catch and Kill was planning on releasing Woody Allen’s memoir, he publicly posted that he would leave the publisher over their decision. Ronan Farrow’s sister, Dylan Farrow, has accused Allen of sexually abusing her as a child. Many of Hachette and its imprint’s employees were also shocked and angered to learn that their employer would be publishing Allen’s memoir and walked out in protest. Hachette Book Group announced it would no longer publish Allen’s memoir.