28 April 2006

How to Find an Opal and Dan vs. J.K.

Finding an Opal, as in a copy of Kaayva Viswanathan's book, "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life," just got harder.

Viswanathan's publisher -- Little, Brown and Company -- has asked that copies of the book be pulled from shelves and that retailers send copies back to the publishers, according to a story from the Associated Press.

Viswanathan has admitted to lifting passages from Megan McCafferty's books.


In other book news, The DaVinci Code, is still riding high in the best-sellers list. With the release of the paperback version, the Dan Brown novel is at number 1 in the USAToday top 150 Books list. According to the list, it's been in the top 150 since 2003. This is the second week that the paperback version is in the top selling slot.

By comparison the paperback version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book in the series, entered the top 150 just three months after Brown's book in 2003. HP:OotP was in the list for 140 weeks, but doesn't currently appear on the list at all.

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