Monday, December 14, 2009

Book News, In Brief

According to The Wall Street Journal's review of Barnes & Noble's e-book, the Nook, old fashioned books have nothing to worry about.

The Chicago Tribune has compiled the perfect time-waster for literary trivia nerds: 10 Things You Didn't Know About The Biggest Bestsellers. asked some "prominent Bostonians" to name their favorite comics from childhood. The results prove the old cliche -- New Englanders are a tasteful, educated lot.

The Guardian UK looks into a new trend in kids lit that's so controversial it's already been a 'Hot Topic' on FOX News and The View: Holiday books that intentionally take the Christ out of Christmas.

A new documentary about Fidel Castro, Fidel Anecdotes, contains a nice anecdote about the homophobic dictator's unexpected reaction to the copy of Bram Stoker's Dracula given to him by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. To read it, click here.

The New York Times tattles on US booksellers importing UK copies of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. While this is in direct violation of the hood's staunch, 'Stop Snitchin'' credo, it's kinda refreshing to see us portrayed as money-hungry hustlers instead of mild-mannered librarians. Holla!