world book day

How come World Book Day isn’t big in the US? I mean we could have parades with floats with crumpled paper pasted all over them, we could have drunken parties and book bonfires…man I can think of like a hundred things we can do. Of course we could just have everybody read one. That would be different. Here’s the Guardian’s scheduled of WBD events in the UK.

event the Bath Literature Festival 2006 Begins March 3rd. The BBC has a nice little piece on it, From what I can tell anyone who is ANYONE will be there.

super shoppers – The folks over at Fine Books and Collections sent us their lovely link to their 5o biggest sale items in the world of high stakes auctioneering : rare books, maps, and autographs Hey…we can pretend right?

EZ RdrsHiLo books reach mainstream, Ruth Rendell, Joanna Trollope, Minette Walters and Maeve Binchy are among 12 authors who have written titles in a new series for adults with low reading levels.

heads up – Forrest clued me onto this booky blog: Weekend Stubble.

giggle -the Onion reports on the copy-editors revenge.

well duh – Russian Circus clown who trains wire walking cats intends to publish book in which he says you can’t really train a cat.

banktoaster – a website loaded with all those sickeningly cute images that people email to each other.

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