Kristen Wiig Reads the Poetry of Suzanne Somers: Random News for Book Lovers

Welcome to this week’s edition of Random News for Book Lovers:

  • J.R.R. Tolkien fans will love this endearing story from Letters of Note about a series of letters and cards he wrote to his young children, posing as Father Christmas.  How cool would it be to get personalized Christmas cards from J.R.R. Tolkien?
  • The Daily Beast gets to the heart of the matter on our enduring fascination with Jane Austen.  Thanks to EneryVibes for bringing it to our attention.
  • From what has to be the greatest-named blog ever, The Good Greatsby provides an amusing list of the shortcomings of Amazon’s Kindle.  My favorite reason to dislike the Kindle…

“The Kindle, unlike a book, cannot be used to swat a mosquito.  To be perfectly honest, a Kindle can be used to swat a mosquito, but only once.”    (from The Good Greatsby)

  • Room to Read reports on Cambodia’s development of nationwide library standards for its schools, a radical improvement in the educational system for this developing nation.
  • Remember Beverly Cleary?  At 95 she’s alive and kickin’.  Enjoy this recent interview with the author and creator of Ramona Quimby in The Atlantic.
  • And lastly I offer to you this video of comedienne Kristen Wiig reading the poetry of Suzanne Somers (yes, that Suzanne Somers), simply because I can.  You’re welcome.  Many thanks to Leesa’s Stories for bringing it to our attention.
Happy reading all!
Bradley S. Wirz, Founder & CEO
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