Thursday, August 14, 2008

Book Buzz

  • Remember JK Rowling? The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be released December 4. Get in your library queue now. Or follow the rest of the nation and preorder it on Amazon. Currently, the book is #8 and #16 on its bestsellers list.

  • New releases this week include Sandra Brown’s Smoke Screen and Faye Kellerman’s The Mercedes Coffin. I first read Brown when she was a romance writer, but I like her even better for her thrillers.
  • David Carr appeared on The Colbert Report last week to promote his memoir, The Night of the Gun, about life as a New York Times columnist and “cokehead.” Colbert asked him which was more damaging, drugs or The Times? Carr might change his answer since The Times review describes the book as “flat.”
  • Obama Nation will be #1 on The New York Times bestseller list on Sunday. NPR reported on the anti-Barack Obama book which perpetuates rampant falsehoods about the presidential candidate, including ties to Islam and drug use. I can't believe this book is a bestseller, and I am afraid of and for our nation (and don’t even get me started on the U.S. response to the Georgian invasion). USA Today gives an overview of political titles, including Obama Nation.

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