Top 7 Stories in Lit News


JK Rowlings’ new book, “The Casual Vacancy,” tops charts worldwide within its first week. Surprises no one.

“Yeah… I know.”
(From Venus Buzz)


JK Rowling may write another children’s book, thus giving into the haters on Twitter whose childhoods were “robbed” within the first chapter of “The Casual Vacancy.”

Look at him – all grown up with his white horse. (From Cnet)


UPDATE: Twitterees from that last story switch from Pampers to Huggies. Their ‘tocks and attitudes feel better.


The Paris Review posts Drunk Texts From Authors. Shockingly, Frued’s 2 am text, “You up, mom?” is not listed.

From The Paris Review


Design Taxi redesigns the covers of 100 classic novels. “Animal Farm” new cover eaten by an unidentified pig with a Stalin ‘stache.

(From Design Taxi)



Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” celebrates its 25th anniversary. During Banned Book Week. As the Church Lady would say, “Well, isn’t that convenient.”


Arnold Schwarzenegger goes on apology tour for his book, “Total Recall.” Maria Schriver overheard asking herself, “What was I thinking?”



About julieschicklit

My book blog is dedicated to finding books, stories & ideas that redefine women's literature to be something smarter & funnier. More RAWResome lit for ladies. I am remaining some-what anonymous because I have a day job. My Man-Beast and I are soon going to live abroad in China, so that's why I'm a reblog-aholic.

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