novel idea • the Scott County Public Library in Kentucky introduces The Pig Skull Book Club a new father-and-son book club for any boy in fourth through sixth grade and his father, grandfather, uncle, legal guardian, older brother or other male sponsor. The first two books to be discussed are Artemis Fowl and The Arctic Incident. After that, the guys will choose the books. something about this just tickles me to death, I hope it takes off.
show n’tell • an 800-year-old copy of the Gospels commissioned by a German prince is out in the open for its annual six weeks of public display.
cookies • Mystery Author Robert Crais to Receive Idaho’s Bloody Pen Award
event • Winona State University’s Celebration of the Book 2007 Highlights Rockwell Kent
talking head • author James Grippando says e-mail has opened the way for readers to take an active part in novels, with everyone an armchair critic. well duh.
bud nippping • Arbor Books, a provider of self-publishing, ghostwriting and marketing services, announced that it has entered into an alliance with BeaconOne Insurance