Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Book News, In Brief

A recent poll finds that America's favorite book is the Bible. I guess these folks never read that part about lying being a sin.

After critics kicked the cutie-patootie out of her last book, Rosie O'Donnell is back with another. The new book, Crafty U, is a critic-proof collection of family friendly crafts and projects.

Winston of Churchill: One Bear's Battle Against Global Warming may have won the 2008 Green Earth Book Award, but if you think that means that your kids are gonna like it, you've been smoking too much green earth.

In an effort to distract newspapers from printing any more negative notices regarding their attempted monopoly on print on demand services, has announced a writing contest for Harry Potter fans. If you're bored enough to write a 100 word essay that answers the probing questions
1. What songs do wizards use to celebrate birthdays?
2. What sports do wizards play besides Quidditch?<
3. What have you learned from the Harry Potter series that you use in everyday life?
you might be eligible to win a trip for two to London, England to touch's $4 million copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard -- one of seven, handwritten and illustrated copies J.K. Rowling produced as a complement to the Harry Potter series.
For contest details, click here.