It’s not like we want you to shirk your work and hide out under your desk glued to the latest best seller. But hey, we consider it our duty to give you a gentle nudge to get lost in a good book every now and then.
President Obama doesn’t really get the whole “vacation” thing. While in Martha’s Vineyard this week he has appointed officials, received daily briefings, held a press conference, played copious amounts of sports, and is working on a reading list that certainly does not resemble proper paperback beach reads. Someone should give him a few good chick-lits.
Want to get a closer look at our commander-in-chief? Check out the list of books he’s planning on breezing through this week, according to USA Today:
Fans of The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons will be able to get Dan Brown’s latest page turner without any actual pages. An electronic version of The Lost Symbol will be released September 15, the same day as the hardcover version, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced, according to the NY Times. But don’t worry if you prefer that new-book scent; the publisher is also planning a first printing of five million copies. The novel features Da Vinci’s protagonist Robert Langdon in DC this time, and takes place in a 12-hour period, according to Brown's editor.
Over the summer, Doubleday has conducted a campaign of codes, trivia, puzzles and problems on Twitter and Facebook. It’s also offering a chance to win a free book.
When I moved into my condo last year, my mother bought me a bottle of pink champagne and a Joy of Cookingcookbook*. (And told me only to mix the two with caution.)
Growing up, Julia Child was a fixture in our kitchen, with her batter-spattered pages and a binding so worn it mimicked an accordion. She brought French cuisine to America, but – more importantly – crepes and cakes to me.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, considered a frontrunner for the next presidential race in 2012, is coming out with a new book next March, the NY Times reported. No Apology: The Case for American Greatness is already written and includes his take on the economy, health care, energy and education.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed by Romney’s publisher, St. Martin’s Press.
Romney seems to be following in the footsteps of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, another likely competitor for the Republican presidential nomination who signed a book deal in March.
Originally, his book was set to be published by Gotham Books, but the publisher dropped it several months ago after receiving the manuscript. Makes you wonder what’s in it! According to one source, the manuscript was deemed unpublishable by Gotham, partly because it contained many unverifiable claims about Saved by the Bell cast members. But Gotham publisher Bill Shinker refused to comment. "It just didn't fit our publishing program," he said.
Now Transit Publishing plans on publishing the book, which is expected to include "sexual escapades among cast members, drug use, and hardcore partying."
I’m a coffee addict with a book fetish. I dream of having a third hand so I can sip my double-tall nonfat-no-whip toffee nut latte and turn pages at the same time. Really neat book covers call to me. When I'm not working as an editor for Captivate Network, I'm scurrying around town, looking for fuel to feed my inner bookworm.