Friday, August 27, 2004

Literary Amusements

Here's something fun for the literary minded: Literary finger puppets! A set of four is $20 and includes one each of Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Will Shakespeare, and Leo Tolstoy. A Perfect gift for the reader who has everything. Then there is It Takes a Certain Type to Be a Writer, a book of literary trivia put together by Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo. In it you will learn trivial but interesting things like where Ian Fleming got the name James Bond (James Bond was the author of Fleming's favorite birdwatching book) and that Mike McGrady's novel, Naked Came the Stranger was intened to be the worst sex book ever. Gardening season is almost over here in Minnesota, but this reading garden gnome is tempting. And Book Venue has all kinds of great bookish gifties. I know it's early, but I'm going to go start my list to Santa now.