I skipped the buzz last week because of Karen's book tour. Thanks to Karen and everyone who dropped by. I'm into week 2 of NaBloPoMo and so far, so good. It's been challenging but not impossible. So here is what I found in the bookish news category this week:
- Reading bad books, so you don't have to. Are you curious about Don't Hassle the Hoff but just can't subject your eyes to it? Well, SB Sarah's husband read the whole darn thing and gives a review here. Apparently, he's a miracle worker, or at least the Hoff thinks so. Filed under SciFi/Fantasy.
- Oprah picked Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth as her latest book club book. It's was #1 on Barnes and Noble the last time I looked. Looks interesting. Have you read it?
- Iran recently banned the title of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's latest: Memories of my Melancholy Whores (what's with Marquez and whores?!) Can't say I'm surprised.
- This past week was Children's Book Week in the US. Next week, November 17-24, is TD Canadian Children's Book Week. I'll be posted some thoughts on kid's books next week.
- 'Tis the season! Some bloggers are getting into the holiday spirit. Nymeth is hosting a Christmas Exchange, Kailana & Marg are putting together an Advent Calendar and here's a blog devoted to the Christmas season (Warning: There be music.)
- The Writer's Strike continues. The Superfast Reader gets personal about it.
- '"Beowulf" is more like "300," only with more violence, if that's possible.' Or so this article claims. Did you know it was adapted by Neil Gaiman? You going to see it?
- And someone's bookshelves just got a little bling (bookish style). A first edition Wuthering Heights went for $225,500. And my husband thought I spend too much on books!