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Mar 6, 2011

We hear about Ann's new favorite word and what it might mean to all of us. Ann gives us a quick review of her book purchases this week. And, two books we can't wait for you to read!

Ann's New Favorite Word

ead!A new scholarly journal called Bibliodiversity caught Ann's attention for its unique subject and format as well as its name. We have decided to shamelessly adopt this cool new word for our own uses. We think bibliodiversity could mean reading a wide range of subjects (i.e. someone who reads fiction, memoir, history, science and sports is bibliodiverse), or reading books in both electronic and print formats. What is your take on the word?

Book Purchases for the Week (5:42)

As is often the case when a sales rep goes into book stores, Ann bought some books this week. Three of them, in fact: the British edition of The Master by Colm Tóibín; Charles Portis' True Grit, the inspiration for the Coen Brothers' latest film; and Annabel by Kathleen Winter which is the story of a hermaphrodite born in a small Canadian village in the late 1960's.



Two Books We Can't Wait for You to Read (8:47)

One of my favorite books from last year, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, is out in paperback this week! If any of you were waiting to read this amazing piece of investigative journalism and family saga, you no longer have any excuse! Ann is thrilled to tell you about Ellen Meeropol's House Arrest. Ellen is a friend of ours, and a bookseller at one of our stores. Her first novel is the story of Emily a home-care nurse whose newest patient is a pregnant cult member, currently under house arrest for the deaths, by exposure, of two children, one of which was her own 14-month-old daughter. We're so excited that Elli (as we know her), will be joining us at the BOTNS Weekend Retreat!