Via CNN Style, this slide show of fascinating bookstores has articles describing each in more detail if you scroll down.
From the famous Shakespeare and Company in Paris to a bookstore in China where backpackers can stay overnight; from a former glove factory in Detroit converted into the largest new and used bookstore in the world to the John King Used & Rare Books, also in Detroit, which has a copy of the writings of Thomas Aquinas published in 1482 in Venice. Beautiful pictures and interesting details.
Have you heard of Bookbub? Free and discounted ebooks - nice. This article in the NY Times explains more about these one day deals. "At HarperCollins, executives said they have seen books designated as daily deals go from 11 copies sold in one day, to 11,000 copies the next."
OK - I have a weakness for genius kids, robots, and androids. Have therefore decided I must watch at least one episode of Annedroids to see what Anne comes up with in her junkyard laboratory.
I've finished Visions by Kelley Armstrong, an ARC that arrived in the mail. I read Omens last year and was so excited to have another Cainesville interlude. I've become a big fan of Armstrong and will review it soon. Also recently in the mail, Bitter River by Julia Keller. Another very good book and yet to be reviewed. And on Wed., an uncorrected bound manuscript by Louise Penny arrived: The Long Way Home. I haven't even started it, but it is Louise Penny so I expect to love it.
A couple from NetGalley that I'm looking forward to are now on my Kindle. What a book glutton am I!
I've finished more Halloween figures and still have a few in progress. Working on altering a book as a Book of Spells for a Halloween prop. Love Halloween! More details on my other blog.
It is getting close to time for Carl's R.I.P. challenge. Any good suggestions for this year's R.I.P. challenge? I'll suggest Edgar Cantero's Supernatural Enhancements which I recently reviewed. And if you haven't read any Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White is a perfect book for the challenge--well, any Wilkie Collins, but Woman in White is my favorite.
A few favorites from previous R.I.P. challenges:
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Renfield: Slave of Dracula by Barbara Hambly (Hambly has quite a few good possibilities)
Almost anything by Sax Rohmer (especially if you want a vintage twist)
Dissolution by C.J. Sansom (plenty of Gothic elements)
I think I've reviewed all of the above during one challenge or another.
Hope you are having a great weekend!