2. Kerry Lonsdale, who will be our RBC author in September, has her sequel, Everything We Left Behind, coming out on July 4 (that's tomorrow, folks). AND book 3 will be next summer.
3. Recycle Books is celebrating its 50th anniversary. How cool is that? Go to recyclebookstore.com and click on About Us. You will get the whole story. (They opened the same year I graduated from high school. You know what that means, right? Yep. I've got my 50th high school reunion this year. How could that be?)
4. MGM TV has bought the rights to Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series. Silva and his wife Jamie Gangel, a TV news reporter, will executive produce. No dates have been announced yet.
5. I saw my 1st trailer for The Glass Castle, one of my top-12 all time. It's starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, and Woody Harrelson. It comes out August 11.
6. I also saw my 1st trailer for Stephen King's It. It's hitting the big screen September 8.
7. And the 3rd trailer from the literary world is American Assassin. This is a prequel that Vince Flynn wrote for the Mitch Rapp series. The movie version stars Michael Keaton and reaches theaters September 15.
8. Chris Colfer is coming to the Hammer Theater, in downtown San Jose, sponsored by Hicklebees, on July 26 at 7:00. He is promoting the 6th and final book in his Land of Stories series.
COMING UP: I've still got a bunch of reviews coming up, including Ellen Kirschman's latest in the Dot Meyerhof series - The Fifth Reflection. And I will be giving you all a mid-year report in the next week or so. I'm sure you can hardly wait!