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Don’t Microwave Library Books

So COVID-19 has people taking precautions, as we all should, but also listen to science and medicine before just randomly trying to be cautious: a Michigan library had to issue a public statement telling people not to microwave their books. “Library books have metal in the security radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, which are located inside of the book. When the metal entered the microwave, a hole was burned into the cover.” The library also reminded patrons that they are quarantining materials for 72 hours when returned.

Macmillan CEO Steps Down-ish

John Sargent, the CEO of Macmillan, will continue leading the publishing house’s global businesses but will take a step back from the US’s day-to-day operations. In his place will be a 13-person committee being described as “a different and more inclusive management team, representing a wider range of experiences.” Here’s hoping we see real change.

My Batman Will Return!

An upcoming film of the Flash, starring Ezra Miller, is looking for their Batman, and it’s being reported that Michael Keaton is in talks to fill the wings. (Do not lecture me about how it’s a cape.) If this deal does go through it would be his return to the role, having played Bruce Wayne in the Tim Burton directed films in the ’80s/’90s. And it’s possible that he “wouldn’t just return for Flash but possibly for several other DC-oriented film projects.”

Did Your Favorite Make It?

Amazon has released their list of the best books of 2020 so far, including a Top 20 list and additional breakdowns by category.