- At Tulsa World: Mariel Hemingway working on memoir and young adult novel. "The novel is called “Invisible Girl” and is based on her childhood."
- At Educating Alice: Time Magazine’s So-Called 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time. "For example, are you aware that Beverly Cleary’s Beezus and Ramona (to point to the most mind-boggling mis-categorized book on your list) was written for children and is read by and to children typically aged seven and younger? As is Charlotte’s Web? Little House on the Prairie? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? These are books for teens? Please." YOU ARE MY HERO, MONICA.
- At Neatorama: Doctor Who in the Style of Dr. Seuss.
- At Adventures in YA Publishing: Kekla Magoon, author of X: A NOVEL, on writing with the daughter of Malcolm X. "If it's not too obvious, I'd like to suggest readers check out The Autobiography of MALCOLM X. You'll get a sense of Malcolm's adult perspective on the period of his life (from childhood to age twenty one) that we cover in X: A NOVEL, plus you'll get to read on about his life as an adult and the amazing work he did to empower and inspire people within America's black communities, and around the world."
- At LA Weekly: L.A. traffic sign is hacked to say "READ A F——ING BOOK".
- At the AV Club: Bruce Willis developing Elmore Leonard adaptation Bandits. "Deadline says that Bandits will be adapted for the screen by Mitch Glazer, with Willis starring as Jack Delaney, a reformed jewel thief-turned-mortician who’s turned back to lawlessness, after the corpse he’s supposed to be dressing turns out to be a live body fresh from a leprosy camp—and accompanied by a smoking hot ex-nun."
- At Mental Floss: Narragansett Brewery Draws Inspiration from H. P. Lovecraft. "The first—to be released on January 19, the birthday of Lovecraft’s biggest literary influence, Edgar Allan Poe—will be the Lovecraft Honey Ale, inspired by "The Festival." The beer, produced in collaboration with Revival Brewing, also located in Rhode Island, is brewed with Summit and El Dolorado hops, honey, and five different types of malt, including honey malt, and features a striking image of the late author by graphic designer A.J. Paglia."
- At the Guardian: Books to breed tolerance: what children can read after the terrorist attacks in Paris. "After a week of emotional turmoil it felt strangely comforting that my daughter was so keen to write about human rights abuses. As she carried on researching there were gasps followed by explanations of “I don’t believe this!” “How can adults do this to children?” “Why can’t people be fair with one another?” Her questions led me to think about how this sense of outrage is common to many great characters in stories for children and young people."