Art and Lit News: The Race is On for the Game of Thrones

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  • Anne Rice has announced the upcoming publication of Prince Lestat, her latest vampire novel featuring the return of Lestat de Lioncourt.
  • You’ve heard of this by now, right? Spritz is probably the coolest idea I’ve heard of in a while, and as far as I can tell by the demo, it really works. We can all be speed-readers!
  • The Guardian lists the top ten imposters in fiction.
  • Ever wonder about where ebooks got their start? Well now you don’t have to.
  • Keith Richards (yes, that one) is writing a children’s book, complete with illustrations by his daughter Theodora Dupree Richards. It’s called Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.
  • The author picture accompanying it is probably the best thing about this article: a Bad Sex Award nominee says the award is “idiotic.”
  • Oprah Winfrey is publishing a book of essays. Aka magazine columns she’s already written.
  • Mark Twain offers his picks of the best books for children.
  • For fun: CBC Books offers six wacky book records.
  • CBC is also asking: who is Canada’s most iconic literary character? (For goodness’ sake, this Islander begs you, don’t say Anne of Green Gables.)
  • I love lists like this one: some of the best opening lines in literature. And on that note, is technology making opening lines more important than ever?
  • Finally, HuffPost gives us ten offbeat sci-fi books that are must-reads.

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Karri is a music teacher, an author and an indie publisher from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Her novella, The Con, explores the frighteningly fascinating world of fandoms, and she is currently working on her first full-length novel, Bent. Connect with her at www.karrijustinashea.com.