Booklicious: Friday Bookmarks

May 21, 2010


*Supermodel, actress, TV host - Tyra Banks has been incredibly successful at three lifetimes' worth of careers. But she's not stopping there. Miss Tyra has signed a three-book deal with Delacorte Press for a YA fantasy series entitled Modelland. The first book is due to be released in summer 2011. 

*Did you know there's now an awards show for book trailers? Yep, there is. The first ever Moby Awards took place last night - you can check out the winners and finalists here

*Happy birthday, Penguin! The publisher is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a spiffy website, a book about its iconic covers, a contest to win 75 of its titles, and a cutecutecute Penguin-themed Mini Cooper. 

*Better late than never. The Law of Nations by Emer de Vattel, borrowed by George Washington (yes, that one) more than 200 years ago from the New York Society Library, has finally been returned, albeit in the form of a copy of the same edition, since the exact book has never been found. The theoretical fine for the long-overdue book was $300,000. Cha-ching!


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