More books to add to your holiday wishlist!  The New York Times published their list of the 100 Notable Books of 2008 in early December, including these top 10 books, both fictional and non-fictional gems.  Everyone is bound to find something that appeals to their tastes.

Happy Holidays everyone!  Enjoy the winter break, and we’ll see you in the new year!


In the beginning of October, Forbes reported on the world’s top ten most highly paid authors.  No surprise that J.K. Rowling tops the list, and the others (Stephen King, Tom Clancey, etc.) are big names as well.  The article comments not only on those dollar amounts worth blushing over (Rowling apparently makes 5 British pounds per second), but the phenomenon of ‘branding’ particular authors and works, as movies, video games, action figures, etc. turn literary characters into enormous franchises.