Monday, March 23, 2009

Book News, In Brief

The Guardian UK thinks that women read more than men for the same reason that Viagra exists: Men have trouble staying excited.

According to The Guardian UK, the British Library has misplaced more than 9,000 books. The library says the missing books have not been stolen, but are somewhere in the building. D'oh!

A warning to bookstore workers everywhere: Kate's Book Blog has posted a quote from George Orwell where the 1984 author blames his loss of book-love on his time spent bookselling.

A notice to financially secure Shakespeare fans: The city of Verona is now offering couples the chance to get married on the balcony from Romeo & Juliet. (The rest of you will have to settle for the Cinderella castle at Walt Disney World.)

In an effort to provide work for one lucky ghost-writer, Barack Obama's autobiography, Dreams From My Father, is being adapted for the kids lit market. Considering the number of Barack-centric baby books currently being bought by li'l liberals, it's a wonder it took this long.