In 2010 and 2011, Gosset & Dunlap published two Choose Your Own Adventure-style books set in the Batman: The Brave and The Bold series on Cartoon Network.Continue reading “Batman: The Brave and the Bold Pick Your Path Series”
In the early 1980s, DC Comics tried to jump on the Choose Your Own Adventure bandwagon with their “Which Way” books published by Pocket Books. Only four of these were produced in 1984, with the Batman and Superman books being reissued in 1986 with full-color covers.Continue reading “DC’s Which Way Books”
The Mysterious Bookshop is a bookstore in New York City that specializes in mystery novels.
The Twitter account for the bookstore, recently highlighted this 1985 New York Times report of a robbery that occurred at the store,
David Kipen, who works in the store at 129 West 56th Street, recounts it:
A stranger came in during the late afternoon and began browsing through the two floors of fiction. An hour passed. The stranger asked questions that revealed a familiarity with the genre. A second hour passed. The stranger picked up and set down book after book.
Just before closing, the stranger made his choices. ”They were four very good books,” Mr. Kipen said, by which he meant, ”The kind of books I’d read.”
”Cash or charge?” the stranger was asked. ”He pulled out a newspaper,” Mr. Kipen said, ”and concealed within was neither cash nor charge but a very long pistol.”
The stranger made his way out with money from the cash register but not with the four good novels that he had selected. Instead, he walked out with a book that Mr. Kipen described as a ”trashy movie tie-in.”
”The man browsed in a high-toned way,” Mr. Kipen said, ”but when he got around to shoplifting, he chose sleaze.” That is the mystery. And it is unsolved.
Where’s The Wookiee? is Where’s Waldo? only with Chewbacca assuming the title role.
Readwise has an “early access” version of their Android app available.
One of the more intriguing planned features of the app is the ability to capture highlights in physical books by taking a photo of the book.