I've been away for a week. Thought I'd copy and paste a few stories that you may have missed.
1. Jane Austen tops teacher's favourite - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22031238
2. Howard Jacobson and Michael Frayn in the running for Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
He said on his website that he is writing a new range of history books for adults for the next two years.
Horrible Histories has "naturally come to an end," he told the Times. "It has had a good run, it's had a better run than most children's series."
4. Online retailer Amazon has said it will buy Goodreads, a book discovery and recommendation website.
San Francisco-based Goodreads was founded in 2007, has 16 million members and is one of the most prominent online communities for readers. (I don't like the sounds of this - I think amazon has a finger in too many pies and will it just make Goodreads an advertising arm for Amazon?) - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21972852
5. And finally,