Brown Bear Banned:The Huffington Post lists 11 of the most surprising banned books, including the Merriam Webster Dictionary ("It's just not age appropriate") and Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic(which "promotes disrespect, horror, and violence").
The Weirdest Title of 2009: The annual Diagram prize, given to the book with the oddest title, has been awarded to Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes. Horace Bent, diarist for The Booksellermagazine, says, "I think
what won it for the book is that, very simply, the title is completely
bonkers." Last year's winner? The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais. (via The Guardian).