September 20, 2010 at 04:41 PM EDT

Nicholas Sparks says he doesn’t write about adultery because it’s the “easiest obstacle.” He’s right; it doesn’t hold a candle to getting cancer right before your disapproving, Alzheimer’s-patient parents send you off to war.

eBookNewser wonders whether we’ll soon be seeing eBooks on airplanes like we do in-flight movies. The real question is, will the curse words all be hilariously edited out?

The LA Times talks about the book that is the basis for the new Atlantic City-set HBO series, Boardwalk Empire. What? You mean it’s not based on the board game Monopoly?

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