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Reading material for 07/02/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Nora Ephron.

10 things Amazon won’t tell you.

How technology remakes language.

Does Easter Island hold the secret of reversing Alzheimer’s?

The Vice Presidents that history forgot.

What our favorite kid’s TV show characters taught us about fashion.

Science equations for the new Spider-Man movie.

The Internet vs. The NEA.

That’s Eartha Kitt reading a book about Albert Einstein, from here.

The adventures of a rare book collector.

Tom Perotta’s The Leftovers to be adapted to TV by Damon Lindelof.

Quite a few William Gaddis resources.

Your e-book reader knows quite a bit about you.

The education of a typographic innovator.

Fake books in movies that we wish we could read.

How to get children to love books.

15 famous writers on why they write.

Tyler Perry was disappointed with Prometheus and is writing his own sci fi movie.

Here are 5 characters that will not be appearing in the new Star Trek movie.

15 things you probably didn’t know about Star Trek.

Ann Curry is leaving The Today Show.

15 creators who apologized for their art and entertainment.

An interview with Wes Anderson about his new movie.

from here.

Who are the Nigerian e-mail scammers?

YouTube is developing a secret weapon to take out the worst commenters.

Nintendo has a new device.

A real storm takes out Amazon cloud, Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest.

The fire devastation in the western United States as seen from from space.

Look at these beautiful garden houses.

Check out this stunning painting that imagines the real night sky that inspired The Starry Night.

A 4.2 million dollar home demolished for the view.

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A little known author by the name of James Patterson…

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I went to the movies the other day and one of the many (sigh) commercials that they played before the main feature was a new one featuring author James Patterson hyping the new Kindles. It was kind of funny to me, partly because I don’t really care for the works of Patterson (though our patrons sure do), but then I figured, Hey, it makes sense. The Kindle is probably a major contributor to his massive sales figures, right?

Just out of curiosity, readers and James Patterson fans, What do you think about the new Alex Cross: Tyler Perry?

I know we don’t have any pictures or a trailer yet, just Perry’s previous work, but it’s certainly an interesting choice, right? I like Morgan Freeman in just about anything, so to me he is Alex Cross, even though the role’s a bit of a cipher to me, especially having not read the books, but I preferred the idea of Idris Elba getting the role, who was originally cast in the Rob Cohen-directed version of I, Alex Cross, which is coming out next year sometime. Elba had to drop out of role due to scheduling concerns and Perry was cast. Nice to see Perry showing that he can do more than just the Madea role, and it seems like Patterson has given the actor’s performance his approval. Should be interesting, right?

Anyway, the day after I saw that James Patterson commercial at the movies I went to work and went to empty the library’s book drop as usual…

…only to discover five returned James Patterson books. Patterson checks out quite a bit at our library, but it was funny to see so many of his books return at once. I guess I just had enough free time to ponder whether they were returned by a happy reader or an unhappy one. Either way, if you’re a James Patterson fan, we’ve got a few more of his books on our shelves for you to come check out.