Monday, November 3, 2008

Book News, In Brief

The Guardian UK is a bastion of fact-based, unbiased reporting...except when they're writing about books. Then it reads like a mash note. From Thursday's edition: Who is your literary crush?

This news item is dedicated to those of you who say that porn is 'victimless.' Three Firefighters Hurt In Adult Bookstore Blast. (Aw, what the hell? I'll also dedicate it to those of us who think porn is 'hot.')

Not having learned a goddamned thing from their failed foray into selling videos online, Google has announced plans to open an internet bookstore. Lord knows they could use the extra income. They just paid out a $125 million settlement to publishers angered over their unauthorized Book Search feature.