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Tom Cruise Reacher & Wal-Mart Library: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including disappearing books, a Wal-Mart library and Tom Cruise playing Lee Child‘s thriller hero, Jack Reacher (video embedded above).

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1. Tom Cruise Plays Jack Reacher in New Trailer
2. Wal-Mart Converted into a Library
3. Free Sites to Promote Your eBook
4. CJ Lyons Sweeps Self-Published Bestseller List with 99-Cent Sale
5. Twitter Cheat Sheet for Writers
6. Book That Disappears As You Read
7. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
8. 5 Ways to Promote Your Book Right Now
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10. Jennifer Weiner on Social Media, Blogging & Writing About Controversial Issues

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Tom Cruise Plays Jack Reacher in New Trailer

In December, Tom Cruise will crash into movie theaters playing hardboiled hero Jack Reacher in an adaptation of one of Lee Child‘s bestselling thrillers.

We’ve embedded the first trailer for Jack Reacher above–what do you think? Some of our readers have mixed feelings about the upcoming adaptation.

Check it out: “On the heels of Cruise’s very messy breakup with Katie Holmes — and the actor’s 50th birthday — the trailer for “Jack Reacher” has debuted online. (A Russian copy leaked on the internet over the weekend.) The film stars Cruise as Reacher, a former military police major investigating the case of a military-trained sniper.”

Tom Cruise Could Play Jack Reacher

Deadline New York broke the news that Tom Cruise is currently considering the role of thriller hero Jack Reacher in an adaptation of a novel from Lee Child‘s bestselling Reacher series.

Do you think Cruise could handle this hardboiled role? Christopher McQuarrie will direct the film,  One Shot. Follow this link to read an excerpt from the novel.

Here’s more from the article: “I’m told that the author himself is excited about Cruise playing the role, that Cruise personifies the qualities Reacher displays in the books. As for Reacher’s hulking physical size, Child wasn’t locked into an oversized actor (one reason the film took so long to get off the ground), and it was more about establishing an intimidating presence.”