"I'm not a dreamer, and I'm not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to.” -Terry Fox
I've decided to make Friday a day to mention all the book related and, not book related, things I've collected over the week. So let's start!
- Today is The Terry Fox Run day for my little one at school. Terry Fox started the Marathon of Hope on April 12, 1980 in St John's, NL. He hoped to run across Canada to raise awareness for cancer research. At just 18 years old he lost his leg to cancer. He died at age 22 never finishing his epic journey. I'll be thinking today of all the people in my life who've battled this disease, the ones who've died and the ones who are survivors.
- The Long and the Short of It are looking for more reviewers. Free books!
- Last chance for submissions to the Bookworm's Carnival hosted by Booknut.
- Oprah's Book Club Discussion Group changed her format and has everyone in a tizzy (I'll write more on that later).
- I received an interesting e-mail from a group called Eco-Libris, which is planting trees for the paper used in books: "The process itself is fairly simple - upon entering our website (http://www.ecolibris.net/), customers decide how many books they would like to balance out. They then pay for it online and a tree is planted for each of these books. Customers also receive a sticker made of recycled paper for every book they balance out saying “One Tree Planted for this Book.” They can later display these stickers on their books' sleeves." I buy mostly used books, borrow books, do not get the newspaper, recycle, buy reusable grocery bags and have composted before it was 'popular'. I feel pretty good but if you feel guilty over your book buying habit then check them out.
- McNally-Robinson has their own take on eco-libris and the mass market publication biz.
- Sourcebooks, Inc. is publishing Georgette Meyer's classic Regency romances starting this fall. An Infamous Army is out now.
So, this isn't a meme or anything but if you got some news to share on your a blog or in the comments, I'd be happy to read it.