by Lewis, July 27, 2006 2:36 PM
- July 29th not only marks Farley's 30th birthday it also is the 25th anniversary of Lady Di's wedding to Prince Charles. On that day, when the whole world watched, she wore an enourmous, poufy dress, with ribbons and bows and sleeves bigger than her head. Oddly enough, Harper Design has chosen to celebrate the dress in a book called A Dress for Diana. (More about the dress here at USA Today)
- Leora Skolkin-Smith, author of Edges: O Israel, O Palestine, is organizing a book reading for Seeds of Peace, to be held in September at the McNally-Robinson Booksellers in New York. Authors so far slated are Robb Forman Dew, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Katharine Weber, Leora Skolkin-Smith, and Masha Hamilton.
- This is an interesting article about the fading of Da Vinci Code fever, a phenomenon that has persisted for over three years!
- Funnily enough, Shelf Awareness mentions that Sony's eReader's launch, which was supposed to occur last spring, is now scheduled for fall, "just in time for the holidays." The first books available at the launch are listed as The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, At Risk by Patricia Cornwell, and Digging to America by Anne Tyler. Gosh ? do you think Sony is unaware that everyone in the world has now read The Da Vinci Code?
- And because it is a slow book news day again (I wonder what Bookdwarf is up to today?) and it is Farley's birthday on Saturday, I shall leave you with some more precious moments from Hollywood Squares, this time courtesy of Paul Lynde.
Peter Marshall: When Richard Nixon was Vice-President, he went someplace on a "good will mission," but instead wound up being stoned and shouted at. Where did this take place?
Paul Lynde: Pat's room.
Peter Marshall: If the right part comes along, will George C. Scott do a nude scene?
Paul Lynde: You mean he doesn't have the right part?
Peter Marshall: In Alice in Wonderland, who kept crying "I'm late, I'm late?"
Paul Lynde: Alice, and her mother is sick about it.