Selena Gomez & Fifty Shades, Here’s a look at what’s buzzing in the books world today: –10 million sold: E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy has sold more than 10 million copies in 6 weeks, reports publisher Random House. And have you seen Selena Gomez’s parody video “Fifty Shades of Blue” from Funny or Die?
–Twitter book club: “The staccato rhythm of the tweets can, at a glance, baffle and confound. Why would anyone choose to read a book – that last respite for the thoughtful, solitary soul – with thousands of clickety-clacking strangers?” Jeff Howe, founder of the 1book140 Twitter book club in conjunction with The Atlantic, writes about the “club,” which has 64,483 members spanning the world. (The New York Times.)
–More tweets: “What would be the best imagined status update for a literary character?” The New Yorker asked that question on Twitter, and got some amusing responses.
–Great Gatsby: Watch the highly anticipated trailer of Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, starring Cary Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby himself.