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“I’m left with a much clearer understanding of the course of the French Revolution as well as the exciting story of General Alex Dumas,” says RIFer Pat H. “No wonder Alexandre used his father as the basis for several of his fictional characters.”

Read It Forward introduced you to The Black Count by Tom Reiss long before it hit the shelves last September.

Winners of our Read It First giveaway couldn’t stop talking about this remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo, saying that it read like a page-turning novel. Reviewers raved. Nominations for prestigious awards followed.

Over-the-top great news for RIFer favorite Taylor Stevens! As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, James Cameron, “known for his tough female protagonists in movies ranging from Aliens to Terminator 2 to Dark Angel, has taken a shine to The Informationist, a novel by Taylor Stevens, whose main character has been compared to Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment banner have picked up movie rights to the book, with the intent of developing an adaptation as a directing vehicle for Cameron at 20th Century Fox.” Get the whole story at The Hollywood Reporter.

Each week, Read It Forward gathers the latest and greatest from the world of books to share with our community of readers. This week: The Model Whose “Man Hands” Are on the Cover of Tina Fey’s Bossypants, The Top Ten Bestselling Books in Oprah’s Book Club, Why E-books Are Driving Older Women to Digital Piracy, this week’s New York Times bestsellers & more.

Each week, Read It Forward gathers the latest and greatest from the world of books to share with our community of readers. This week: The New York Times reveals 15 Cool Book Covers that Didn’t Make the Cut, Huffingtonpost compiles a list of The 11 Most Surprising Banned Books of All Time, Salon’s Trazzler features The World’s Most Inspiring Bookstores, this week’s New York Times bestsellers & more.

Each week, Read It Forward gathers the latest and greatest from the world of books to share with our community of readers. This week: A typography timeline from cave paintings to web fonts; Salon reviews legendary editor Robert Gottlieb’s memoir on working with literary stars, a Book Beast piece about a visit to a Borders bookstore, this week’s New York Times bestsellers & more.

Each week, Read It Forward gathers the latest and greatest from the world of books to share with our community of readers. This week: Huffington Post asked its readers to recommend books to recognize Earth Day, Penguin art director Paul Buckley shares how he chose the 75 best covers, Time magazine includes six authors on its “100 list” & more.