On the Shelf
Wine for Dummies, and Other News
July 23, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Wine for Dummies (yes, like the books) is a real thing, and will shortly be presented to any host who invites me to dinner.
In case you were wondering, this summer, Bill Gates will be reading, among other things, The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger and Japan’s Dietary Transition and Its Impacts.
Scrapbooks compiled by Ernest Hemingway’s mother throughout his childhood have been made available by the JFK Library.
Someone has returned The Real Book About Snakes to Champaign County Library forty-one years late, with a fine in cash. Writes the conscientious borrower, “Sorry I’ve kept this book so long but I’m a really slow reader! I’ve enclosed my fine of $299.30 (41 years—2 cents a day). Once again, my apologies!!”