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inkpop Fundamentals: September 30, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on September 30, 2010

J.K. Rowling takes on Oprah! In general, authors are fairly low-key in regards to their fame; preferring to stay behind-the-scenes, hard at work on their next bestseller, rather than appearing at premieres dressed to the nines, and giving interviews left and right. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is no different. Though the individual who penned one of the biggest bestselling book series in history; Rowling has scarcely been seen in TV interviews. Until now. Tomorrow – Friday, October 1, 2010 – J.K. Rowling will spend an hour with Oprah, discussing her life, her fame, and her influence over the world courtesy of Harry Potter. Though the interview has already been taped in Rowling’s home of Edinburgh, Scotland – this will be the very first time it airs for the world to see. Entertainment Weekly.

Banned yet brilliant! In honor of the 29th Annual American Library Association Banned Books Week, which runs from September 25 – October 2, the Top 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2009 has been released. This year’s books include: Lauren Myracle’s Internet Girls series; Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell’s And Tango Makes Three; Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird; Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series; J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye; Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper; Carolyn Mackler’s The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things; Alice Walker’s The Color Purple; and Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War. Publisher’s Weekly.

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg gets animated! Before The Social Network hit theaters, many knew all about Facebook, but very little about the brains behind the social networking site – Mark Zuckerberg. Now, the face behind Facebook has been cast out in the spotlight; and the world of animation. In December 2010, Bluewater Productions will release Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook, a comic book written by Jerome Maida, with pencil illustrations by Sal field, and a cover designed by Michal Szyksznian. The comic book hopes to answer the question…who is Mark Zuckerberg? MediaBistro.

Over to you…are you excited to see J.K. Rowling sit down with Oprah? If you could ask J.K. Rowling any question in the world, what would it be and why? Have you read any of 2009’s Banned Books? What are your thoughts regarding banning books? Are you interested in learning more about Mark Zuckerberg? Will you be buying the comic book about him – why or why not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

2 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: September 30, 2010”

  1. drsheridan said

    JK Rowling is such a great writer to look up to. She was struggling to make ends meet when she wrote Harry Potter and she’s now incredibly famous for it, but I appreciate that she’s kept herself on the down low. Of course, who hasn’t done Oprah at this point?

    BANNED BOOKS. The words literally make me squirm. But I’ve read “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Catcher in the Rye”. They’re two of my favorite books ever!

    But Twilight… it deserves to burn. Children should not be exposed to writing that crappy.

  2. Narnia Fan said

    Ugh, I cannot believe that anyone would ban To Kill a Mockingbird. Racist? WHATEVER!! Whhat are we supposed to do, hide under the bed and pretend bad things never happened? To me, that’s the best possible way to ensure that they happen again. >:-(

    *steam comes out ears*

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