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Readers Are Turning To Challenging Classics
Apparently people’s bucket list reads are classics and long novels–or maybe they just figure they finally have the time so why not. Either way, according to Waterstones, UK’s largest book chain, sales were not only up 400% but there was also a significant rise in sales of classics. “Titles including Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.” And Nielsen BookScan backs this with also seeing rises in War and Peace, The Lord of the Rings, and In Search of Lost Time sales.
Dear Sugar Live!
Cheryl Strayed, the author of the memoir Wild (adapted into the Reese Witherspoon starring film) and writer of the Dear Sugar column, will grace us with some advice on Live Wire Radio’s Live Wire House Party on Friday the 27th. You can also catch it on the Live Wire podcast.
A bunch of DC middle grade authors and artists have joined together to curate an at-home activity program called DC Kids Camp! There’s previews of DC middle grade comics and superhero-themed activities like learning to draw your favorite heroes! And that’s just some of the fun–excuse me while I go pretend to be a kid.