I’m going to get all the BSP over with in the beginning. Here’s the German
cover for The Becoming, which they renamed: Seduction of the Night. OOOOO—I like it! What do you think?
Secondly, I picked up my mail yesterday and was thumbing through the new Comic Con magazine and on page 46, there was The Watcher book cover!!! Right there! I couldn’t believe it. It was in an article written by Mysterious Galaxy’s
Maryelizabeth Hart about what she was reading. Too cool… And thank you, Maryelizabeth.
And third, here's a pic sent by Tez Miller. Couldn't resist.
Now, on to the news of the week.
From Shelf Awareness: “Tim Toone's
quest to acquire a first edition of every version of J.K. Rowling's works may earn him as much as £40,000 (US$78,061) on February 28, when his collection of 553 books goes up for auction. The Edinburgh Evening News reported that Toone owns copies "in 63 languages, as well as Braille, Latin and ancient Greek versions of the books."
"No one has ever amassed such a collection. It's almost obsessive," said Roddy Newlands of Bloomsbury Auctions.
Almost obsessive? I’d be curious to know why he’s selling…
Prolific and popular romantic suspense writer Phyllis Whitney
died. Her first hardcover book was published in 1941, a YA called “A Place for Ann.” She switched to adult mysteries in 1955, publishing her last book in 1997. She wrote 75 books and about a hundred short stories. She was 104 when she died. Nicolas Cage
filed suit against Kathleen Turner over her depiction of him as a drunk and thief in her new autobiography “Send Yourself Roses.” Turner has apologized though she says, “this is what I remember…”
I couldn’t find this article
, but it was supposedly reported in India’s Business Standard that the Chinese government has decided to supply 165 million students with e-readers to avoid the cost of physical textbooks… sounds like a plan to me.
One last thing—I mailed Jay and Lori their prizes for the haiku contest, but don’t have addresses for Lepeu63 and Brenda. Come on, don’t tell me you don’t want something from us….everybody wants something from us.
Which reminds me—Jay, I should have added to my note to you that the book we sent is purely an entertainment item. The vampires depicted are fictional and evil and bear no resemblance to real vampires living or undead.
Okay. I lied-- THIS is the last thing-- I just sent out the second issue of The Jeanne Stein Irregular-- a newsletter. This is your invitation to get on the mailing list. Click on the link to my homepage
and scroll down. Thank you, in advance.
PS Thought of something else-- the Lunar Eclipse is tonight(Wednesday)! Should be quite a show.