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Bookbits for March 25th, 2013

Monday, March 25th, 2013

…and then you suddenly get the flu.  Followed by the Cold From Hell (which by today has been downgraded to merely Very Annoying).  Meaning all my wonderful plans last week for a well-stocked blog flew out the window with that gruesome Easterly wind that can just about bugger off now, don’t you think, and I’m left scrambling to get everything ready this week.  :-)   Hope you all are feeling much better yourselves.  And I also hope that Spring will hurry up and get here already!

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Bookbits for October 12th, 2011

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Let’s dive straight in with a whopper:

Bookbits for March 31st, 2011

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
  • Looks like a Project Runway challenge gone wild (and I mean that in a good way): the Golden Books gown by Ryan Novelline – skirt made entirely of illustrations, and the bodice of the gold foil spines.  Scroll to the bottom to see pictures of its construction!

Bookbits for February 18th, 2011

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Bookbits for January 7th, 2011

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Whew, December was a crazy month for us all, both in the store and on the blog with all those top 5s. No time for Bookbits, in other words – but we’re into a new year, and I’m determined to make this year bend the rules of time. So here’s some bookish news again, hooray!

  • R. I. P. Dick King-Smith, who wrote The Sheep-Pig, the book that was the basis for the movie Babe, died aged 88.  Obituaries here and here.
  • Best of 2011: lists of what you have read are so last year!  Thankfully the Guardian is on-trend this week (those 2010 lists above are old-ish since I hadn’t learned to bend the rules of time and space two weeks ago) and has a list for us of what we are all about to read.
  • Julian Assange has reportedly sold his memoirs. Apparently they’ll be on the shelf in March already, so he’s either a very quick writer, has been preparing them for a long time, or hasn’t had a very interesting life.  Hmmm, probably not that last one, then…
  • And finally, a bit of literary art. Because it’s beautiful.  Thank you Sigrid for this picture of The Giacometti Variations by John Baldessari (here’s also the link to his website, but it’s currently not doing much).  Click on the picture to embiggen: