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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Department of Book Reports: Odds & Ends for the long weekend



This week we wish a (slightly belated) Happy Birthday to Shelf Awareness with thanks for keeping us informed for the past five years. This faithful email arrives daily, brimming with news of the book industry. I'll share a few below for your long weekend perusal.

The Picture a Book Changing Lives project from Penguin's Riverhead Press:
Inspired by readers around the world who have embraced and shared Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Riverhead Books is asking for your help in an effort to picture a book changing lives.
Starting June 15th and continuing through August 31st 2010 (11:59:59 PM Eastern Time) when you visit this campaign page and join the “Hosseini” group you can upload photos of yourself reading or holding a copy of either The Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns. For each eligible photo (limit two still photographs per Penguin Community account) that is uploaded to the group, Riverhead Books will donate $2.00 (up to a maximum $25,000 donation) to the Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a charity dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.



This year's Bulwer-Lytton's Award was announced! You can find many more category & runner-ups here.
For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss--a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world's thirstiest gerbil.

Molly Ringle
Seattle, WA


Huffingtonpost has a slideshow you can vote on your favorite Indie Bookstore.

Jeffrey Kaye's podcast from the Virtually Speaking in Second Life Moving Millions discussion is now available for your listening pleasure.

Happy Fourth of July from Jackson Street Books! Have a safe one and let's come back with all our fingers next week, m'kay?As always, books ordered here will have a freebie publishers Advance Reading Copy included as a thank you to our blogosphere friends.

7 comments:

  1. How many times in my checkered past, after a night of debauchery, did I wake up feeling like the world’s thirstiest gerbil. How many times.

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  2. How many times in my checkered past, after a night of debauchery, did I wake up feeling like the world’s thirstiest gerbil.

    ______ (Insert Tom Cruise/gerbil joke here.)

    Oh, wait -- inserting the gerbil IS the joke...

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  3. O.ooo
    I knew it'd be dangerous to reprint that um.. passage here...

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  4. Oh, wait -- inserting the gerbil IS the joke...

    I thought that it was serious business inserting the gerbil--it's really during the removal that the laughing begins.

    ++++

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  6. "I thought that it was serious business inserting the gerbil--it's really during the removal that the laughing begins."

    I'd think that would depend on whether the gerbil had been inserted head first or tail first...

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We'll try dumping haloscan and see how it works.