Lagniappe

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on bookends.  Make your own.  Here are 23 that may interest you.

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Nick Offerman from Parks and Recreation recaps summer reading for lazy English students.

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Would you believe a book the size of a lady bug?

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I can see where a First Folio of Shakespeare’s works would be worth millions, but a Superman comic book that’s almost as valuable?  You’ve got to be kidding!  Read about it here.

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Are you a history nerd?  If so, you might enjoy 21 jokes that only history nerds will understand from Buzzfeed.

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On Mondays and Tuesdays in September Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will air five episodes of the 15 episode series The Story of Film plus 52 related movies.  The remaining episodes will be aired through early December.  In all, 119 movies from 29 different countries will be aired.  The series, which was directed and narrated by Mark Cousins, originally aired in the U.K.  Cousins will co-host each episode with TCM’s Robert Osborne.  Films to be broadcast in September include A Trip to the Moon (1902), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Frankenstein (1931), Vampyr (1932), and Citizen Kane (1941).

Did you know that Alfred Hitchcock made four silent movies.  It’s a fact, and they will be among the 43 Hitchcock-directed films to be telecast every Sunday in September.  His hits will all be there (Psycho, The Birds, Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, and North by Northwest among them), and his four silent movies (The Lodger (1926), The Ring (1927), The Farmer’s Wife (1928), and Champagne (1928)).

More information on the above is available at TCM.com.

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The next edition of the live author interview program In-Depth on Book TV (C-SPAN2) will air Sunday, September 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT.  The featured guest will be columnist and author Ben Shapiro.  His books include Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth, and Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future.

Book TV will have an extended schedule for the Labor Day weekend.  Book programming will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, August 31st and will end at 8:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, August 3rd.  View the entire schedule here.

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