- Endangered species: Encyclopedia Britannica. Is the print encyclopedia going the way of vinyl? Is it becoming a “niche, luxury item”? The New York Times says “Get’cha turntables ready”. Pretty fascinating reading. Click here to check out the whole story. (Thanks to Blue Skunk Blog for the link)
- Late Night with Dr. Seuss. Letterman is getting in on this whole children’s lit thing with his recent “Top Ten Least Popular Dr. Seuss Books. My favorite? “Horton Hears A Who Via An Illegal Government Wiretap”. To check out the rest of the list, click here.
- Speaking of Seuss, “Horton Hears a Who” is a certifiable hit. So says Publishers Weekly:
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! opened in movie theaters last Friday, and had a $45.1 million weekend, the biggest opening weekend so far this year, according to Variety. It was the fifth-best debut ever for a G-rated cartoon. 20th Century Fox senior v-p of distribution Chris Aronson called it a “who-mongous opening.”
- Nice pick, Al. I whole-heartedly agree with Al Roker’s latest book club pick.