Booklicious: Friday Bookmarks

April 09, 2010


*Did you know there's a legit literary award for the book voted to have the weirdest title? This year, the Diagram Prize went to Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Dr. Daina Taimina. What Kind of Bean is this Chihuahua? came in second, with Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich rounding out the top three. 

*In other literary prize news, the shortlist for the Lost Booker has been announced. The Lost Booker is an attempt to recognize books that fell through the cracks in 1970 after the criteria for the Man Booker Prize were changed in 1971, rendering a host of potential nominees ineligible. 

*HuffPo has a gallery of the 11 most surprising banned books. It's a pretty, well, surprising list, with titles like Little Women and children's favorite Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? included. People can be such idiots. 

*Completely beating me to the punch, the L.A. Times has a great roundup of literary T-shirts. I love the Novel-T baseball jersey-inspired shirts for their cleverness; Threadless has my vote for the prettiest.


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