30 March 2010


The Apple iPad ships this week; have you placed your order? Soon-to-be-owners may be interested to know it will stock 30,000 free books in its store right off the bat. Addy Dugdale speculates in Fast Company that the iPad will make reading spread faster than ever, "if in three years' time the iPad is as ubiquitous as the iPhone is." I hope that happens, because an army of touchpad clutchers will look quite silly.

Stephenie Meyer got out of her bathtub full of cash long enough to write a novella related to the third Twilight book ECLIPSE, which will be released in June. Well, it's nice to see the word "novella" getting some air?

The record for the most expensive comic book ever was broken yesterday when a copy of Action Comics No. 1, Superman's debut (published in 1938), sold for $1.5 million. The buyer is described in the Washington Post as "a hardcore comic book fan."

Here's a very timely list of Passover books from the Christian Science Monitor. I wasn't a fan of her last book, but that Dara Horn alternate Civil War history sounds super.

Finally, the movie "How To Train Your Dragon" topped the box office this weekend based on a British YA novel. Because I am amused, a list of all the titles in the series so far:
How to Train Your Dragon
How to Be a Pirate
How to Speak Dragonese
How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse
How to Twist a Dragon's Tale
A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons
How to Ride a Dragon's Storm
How to Break a Dragon's Heart
Dazzle the 9-year-olds of your acquaintance today.

Mostly useless Star Wars bookends via SlipperyBrick.com

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