Peanut cookbook a-comin’!

As I just posted on the Upcoming Peanuts Books list, August will bring us The Peanuts Lunchtime Cookbook, a paperback from Ballantine Books. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is just a new edition of the old Peanuts Lunch Bag Cook Book, but I could be wrong.

My baby Allison has me facing a minor dilemma – she’s taken to liking some of my Peanuts board books, and being a collector, I want to protect them. Lucky for me, the folks at bookcloseouts has a bunch of these books remaindered at a fraction of their original price. So I’m grabbing up Baby Woodstock’s Easter Eggs, Hello World, Snoopy’s Feelings, Woodstock in Action, and Charlie Brown & Snoopy for under nine bucks for all five books (plus shipping, naturally). And if you click through and do a search for “Charles Schulz”, you’ll find they’ve got a bunch of other Peanuts kids books and a few things for the adults as well (like scratch-and-dented copies of the paperback version of Peanuts: A Golden Celebration for $5.)

Ahh, but I’m a cheap guy at heart.

For folks who like to read my yammering, I’ve decided to expand my TV review blog to include my yammering on things that aren’t TV. So now it’s been retitled: Nat’s TV or Not TV

Live well, everyone!

Discounts
I’m to blame for Schulz forgeries!

EBay is, unsurprisingly, awash in fraud. It gets pulled in many ways, including knock-off items and forgeries. Cartoonist Terry Beatty (currently of the “Rex Morgan” newspaper strip) has been doing a good job of highlighting tracings and fakes being passed off as original drawings by famous cartoonists – and given …

Upcoming releases
Peanuts 10 cover

Here’s the preview cover for the 10th volume collecting the KaBOOM Peanuts comic book stories. I swiped the image from the website of the Simon&Schuster, who take care of getting Boom publications to the book stores. And also on that sight you’ll find Schulz’s name misspelled on their listing for …

Upcoming releases
Peanuts Volume 10

As suspected, KaBOOM has now announced a 10th volume in their trade paperback reprints of their Peanuts comic book series. I’m not fully sure how they are splitting up the regular issues and specials through these last couple volumes, but unless there’s something going on that I’m missing (always possible), …