Monday, February 25, 2008

Book News? I Wish.

I'm sorry to provide y'all with such a sucky Monday post, but recent book news has been duller than last night's Oscars.  There's no drama, no big signings, no upcoming books worth salivating over...just blah. When the biggest celebrity tell-all is by Valerie Bertinelli(?!), it's time to re-define the word 'celebrity.' Do you care that Bhutto's book is getting bootlegged -- in Pakistan? No, I didn't think so. Starbucks is about to release their newest book, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey through His Son's Addiction, but goddamn, it's just one more teary eyed memoir in a salt water sea of them. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is trying to figure out a way to increase interest in reading, beginning a five day 'Battle of the Books'' on Radio One this evening. Cool, huh? But it doesn't matter to you and I, as we're not Canadians and don't get their government sponsored radio programs. Blah-blah, blah-blah, blah-blah-blah. 

See you Tuesday. If there isn't bigger and better news by then, I'll make some up.