Before I get to the book news: this fine looking pup is my first foster dog Walle. He’s a one year old chi mix (though I suspect some terrier too) who is staying with me until next Friday, to give him a shelter break while he undergoes heart worm treatment. If you’re interested in Walle, he’ll be up for adoption via the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, N.J. either in late November or December, depending on how his treatments go (he’s LOVELY but I know he’s not my dog, which is probably good for my first foster).

Anyway! The New York Times is reporting that three people helped Britney Spears with her memoir. I have no problem with anyone using a ghost writer. It’s more work for us! But that sounds complicated. It clearly worked though: the book sold 1.1 million copies in one week, via BookRiot.

Want a peek at Stephen King’s library? The Washington Post has you covered.

Book challenges are still surging, as outlined in this Publisher’s Weekly report. Related: some asshole school candidate pretended to be a fake medical society to get books banned, via The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Here’s a very cool interactive story about trends in romance novel covers (h/t Smart Bitches Trashy Books for that one).

Let’s look at one more cool thing before I go: Awesome Books in Wallingford (in England) is home to 4 million used books. Here’s a tour.

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.

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