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October 30, 2009 Facebook Page Roundups for the Weeks of October 12th, 19th and 26th

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Week of October 26th:

A Strange Coincidence: Michael Connelly comes across a real-life missing persons case while researching NINE DRAGONS, which is #3 on this week's New York Times Bestseller list.

Unbridled Books hosted a Twitter author event during which Masha Hamilton will field readers' questions about her new novel, 31 HOURS. You can read a transcript of the event here.

The "Today Show" has posted a great video about the book NOTES LEFT BEHIND, a diary of a child's cancer battle and the notes she left behind after she died.

Author John Irving shared a special note about his newest book, LAST NIGHT IN TWISTED RIVER.

Miami Book Fair News: One of our sites,, will be presenting "The School of Comics and Graphic Novels: Educational Sessions for Teachers, Librarians and Comics and Graphic Novel Creators." Registration is FREE. Find out more and sign up today!

Stephen King gave an exclusive UNDER THE DOME interview.

The 2009 Reader Survey was the cover story in the October 26th edition of Publishers Weekly. Carol wrote the piece which addresses the results from readers under 18. The 77-question survey had 4,073 respondents!

Week of October 19th:

USA Today spotlighted Rhoda Jansen in its New Voices feature and posted a video of Josh Lieb of the "Daily Show" who has written a satirical fantasy for teens, I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President.

Barnes and Noble unveils the Nook 3G/Wi-Fi digital reader.

Michael Connelly's promotional NINE DRAGONS commercial was posted.

National Bookstore Day is set for Saturday, November 7th.

Looking for some bookish activities near you? Check out the list of Penguin author events.

Week of October 12th:

Mark T. Sullivan's award-winning, bestselling novels are available for free now in digital format, including files for iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, Kindle, Sony Reader, B&N Reader and a host of others. You can now download THE PURIFICATION CEREMONY, the first of six novels that will be available in the coming months.

John Grisham took the stage at the 2009 National Book Festival and talked about the early days of his career and the new world of publishing in the twenty-first century. Watch his speech here. You can also watch part 1 of a series of conversations with John Grisham about his first collection of short stories, FORD COUNTY.

THE BOX: UNCANNY STORIES by Richard Matheson is a collection of a dozen horror and suspense stories. The standout title story is now a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden. The Box will hit theaters on Oct. 30th.

Looking for some reading material to help get you in the Halloween spirit? DRACULA THE UN-DEAD by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt was released this week.

USA Today posted a fiction book roundup.

Are you a fan of graphic novels? Follow on Twitter via @GNReporter!

The 2009 National Book Award finalists have been selected.

Ten coolest indie bookstores in the U.S.; did your fave make the cut?