Posts Tagged ‘bookweek’


Bookbits for March 13th, 2008

Thursday, March 13th, 2008
  • ABC Gold CardNational Bookweek has started! We don’t have an alternative book to give away this year, but we do have a special late night shopping night this coming Monday, with activities in both stores and during which all people of 55 and older will get 20% off their purchases from 18.00 to 20.00 hrs! See Hayley’s previous post or the ABC homepage for more information.
  • The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (or the ‘Arab Booker’ as it’s also known as)(it’s sponsored by the same folks) was awarded to Baha Taher for Sunset Oasis. Part of the prize is the translation of the book, although no date for the English version is known at the moment.

Bookbits for February 14th, 2008

Thursday, February 14th, 2008
  • Joy of SexExpect a pimped version of The Joy of Sex in September – it’s been redone to include sections on Viagra, phone sex, and body paint to reflect the changing landscape of sex and sexuality since the book first came out in 1972.
  • The bloggers over at the New York Times have too much time on their hands, I think, since they’ve put up part of the index of Carl Bernstein’s book on Hillary Clinton, A Woman in Charge. See pages 9, 44, 92-93, 95, 143-44, 147, 217, 304, 320, 408-11 of the paperback edition for ‘ egregious errors and failures of’ Mrs. Clinton. She also has a tin ear, apparently (pages 143, 228, 288). Has anyone recently indexed Obama, McCain, or Huckabee?