buried horses • Perhaps Brown didn’t lift anything in the DaVinci Code from Holy Blood Holy Grail, but what about Da Vinci, has anyone thought to ask him? Verdict was just in time too! HBHG’s Michael Baigent has a new book The Jesus Papers. Son of god to sue for defamation of character, film at 11.
mitzvah • A priceless Western Americana collection has been donated to the General Library at the University of California, Davis – 21,000 items including Native American baskets and pottery of the Southwest and Northwest Coast tribes, western artwork and other rare items.
much ado • the make-believe controversy over Vamos a Cuba picture book.
event • (CA) The 2006 DIY Book Festival will host its fifth annual program October 7th, 2004 to celebrating the success of independent authors and publishers. Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, photography, art, comics, ‘zines, fan fiction, poetry and e-books published on or after Jan. 1, 2004.
lost and found • Ancient Ledger That May Be Covered in Human Skin Found in England, i’m not sure why this is news.
talking head • interview with Markus Zusak author of the book thief.
cookies • Doris Kearns Goodiwn accepts the Lincoln prize for her book about of all things, Lincoln.
obit worth read • Mickey, the Boston terrier ‘author’ of A Boston’s World