Not Just Books

As I was browsing the news headlines this week, I came across some pretty interesting topics that I couldn’t wait to share with you all! (Also, I think I came up with a better title for this series since my news won’t necessarily be just about books!)


Tom Hanks Gifts White House Press Corps Espresso Machine
These days, reputable news is important, and Tom Hanks has shown that he understands that. Recently, he gifted the White House Press Corps a new espresso/coffee machine with an encouraging note.



A Peanut Butter Pup by Greg Murray


Peanut Butter Dogs
In this book, photographer Greg Murray captures about 140 different dogs happily enjoying peanut butter. With a variety of breeds, Peanut Butter Dogs is bound to be enjoyed by any dog-lover.



Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book about inspiring women standing up for their beliefs, showing their strength, and following their dreams. The illustrations that go along with the stories are absolutely gorgeous.



Chelsea Clinton: By the Book
This is a recurring NYT column, and I was interested in reading Chelsea Clinton’s answers to some of these questions. She talks about some of the books that are currently on her nightstand, the writers she admires, and the writers she would invite to a dinner party.



Emma Watson, the Book Fairy
On International Women’s Day, Emma Watson headed out to hide books written by feminist authors such as Maya Angelou and Caitlyn Moran. Watson placed the books around NYC, particularly by statues of influential women (e.g., Harriet Tubman, Gertrude Stein, and Joan of Arc). Along with her personal efforts, she launched Book Fairies worldwide, and all over the world on International Women’s Day, fairies placed feminist books for readers to find. This is not the first time Watson has hidden feminist books, she also partnered with Books On The Subway and London’s Books on the Underground to hide books for readers to find, read, and return for the next patron to enjoy.


Do you have any cool (book-related or not) news stories to share?


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