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Weekly Roundup for 7/26/13


Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic intern Gabriella Balza.

Pictures of Grumpy Cat at the Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book signing, looking extra enthused for the fans.

It turns out that J.K Rowling’s pseudonym was inspired by Robert F. Kennedy and a childhood fantasy. Very Rowling-esque, we think!

Starting in 2017, the British 10 pound note will feature Jane Austen, with a drawing of Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, on the front.

Literary lovers are spreading their quirkiness and affection to Mars via haiku form. Vote now for your favorite one!

Neil Gaiman has written a video game.

Did you grow up loving Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague?  This week, the wild ponies swam from Assateague Island to Chincoteague for the 88th year.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2013

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