Booklicious: Friday Bookmarks

August 20, 2010

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*Looks like we just can't get enough of Betty White. The octogenarian just signed a deal for two upcoming books - a memoir entitled Listen Up! and a tome called The Zoo and I: Betty White and Her Friends. And no, the latter is not about her time on SNL. 

*You should take the Guardian's incredible quiz on obscure words. And when I say it's incredible, I mean it's incredibly hard. I scored an impressive 1 out of 10 - don't I feel well-read! 

*Rumor has it that Apple is to release a 7-inch iPad this Christmas. The Chinese newspaper that broke the story was the first to announce that the original iPad would be a tablet, not a netbook, so it's got a good track history. 

*Speaking of e-readers, the Washington Post published a thoughtful article about what the devices will do to the personal library. I have a feeling they'll be just fine...what about you?

*And, because this blog doesn't have near enough bathroom humor, here's a tidbit to start your weekend off right. J.D. Salinger's toilet is allegedly up for grabs on eBay. Yes, you read that right, and it can be yours for the measly sum of $1 million. Not convinced it's worth the price? Prepare to be compelled by the seller's persuasive words: When [Salinger] died, his wife inherited all of his manuscripts with plans to eventually release some of them! Who knows how many of these stories were thought up and written while Salinger sat on this throne! This vintage toilet is from 1962 and is dated under the lid. It will come to you uncleaned and in it's original condition when it was removed from Salinger's old home! What are you waiting for? Get bidding!

3 comments

Sarah said... @ August 20, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Amazingly, I got a whole three out of ten (go me!). I would even feel poud of that if I hadn't been guessing, haha.

Evangeline said... @ August 23, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Nice! Isn't that thing brutal?

Michael said... @ August 26, 2010 at 1:05 PM

6/10. Finally, my incredibly useless body of undergraduate work comes in handy, and right before bunting time, to boot.

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