"[T]he government of the United States of America is not founded in any sense on the Christian religion . . ."1) THE JAMES PATTERSONTM BLUES . . . I was going to do a whole comedic bit on James Patterson's™ latest title Swimsuit (9780446561365) 14.99. I was going to say that with all the good titles already taken that Mr. Patterson™ is just plucking out random nouns as the title of his upcoming books. I thought Sofa sounded good, and maybe its sequel would have been called Coffee Table. And as for The 8th Confession (9780446561334) 14.99, I had cooked up a whole scenario where The Women's Murder Club investigated a suspicious death at a hotdog eating contest, and I had settled on naming this one, The 9th Hotdog. But then, I like Mike Heuer, our Hachette guy, and I wouldn't want to put him through this trauma. Also, I actually have some pretty hot books that I need to tell you about, so I'll save it for another day . . .
--Article 11, Treaty of Tripoli
Odds & Sods
This is one thing that you're e-reader can't do: autographed books.
Linda Greenlaw, author of Seaworthy (9780670021925) 25.95 popped in here last Friday and signed copies of her book. Outgoing and down to earth, she had all of us in stitches.
We still have signed copies of Twesigye Jackson Kaguri's The Price of Stones (9780670021840) 25.95.
And can you help a brother out? J.D. is one of our favourite book reps and we still have autographed editions of The Cardturner (9780385736626) 17.99.
Be the first on your block to collect 'em all!