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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Book News of the Decade

The Huffington Post is polling its readers on what they think are the best book news stories of the past ten years (Books Story of the Decade). Among those already posted are:

1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. May have gotten kids reading again.

2. The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Good vampires kept teen girls and others enthralled.

3. eReaders. Around since the mid-1990s, but by 2010 on many holiday wish lists.

4. Fake memoirs. Among them James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces. Writes the Huffington Post, “Is this the decade in which truth was overtaken by ‘truthiness’”?

5. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Published in 2003, it sold more copies than any other single volume in the decade.

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