Or things to talk about at the bar.

George R.R. Martin unveils a new chapter in The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the Game of Thrones series. The chapter proves that the author, despite all the signs suggesting he isn’t, is writing the book. No word yet if Jon Snow knows anything.

Furthering the proof of universal grammar, a linguist breaks down the language of the doge meme. Much language, very neat.

Gone with the Wind’s Mammy will be getting her own prequel novel this October. The character will receive a name and an origin story to detail how she came to be in the servitude of Scarlett O’Hara.

Nonfiction writer Jonathan Schell passed away on Tuesday at the age of 70.  Schell was most known for writing about war in the 20th century and other major events of the century, covering events from the Vietnam war to Watergate to nuclear disarmament.

 

Excerpt from the New York Times Bestsellers List, Week of March 29

 Hardcover Nonfiction: Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler

Paperback Trade FictionOrphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Paperback Mass-Market FictionAlex Cross, Run by James Patterson

Paperback NonfictionLone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson

Young AdultThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Children’s SeriesDivergent by Veronica Roth

 

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