Booking Fashion – and More Madness

Books are definitely back in fashion. For some of us, they were never truly out of style, but others needed a little persuading.
Thankfully, designers have discovered the pull of geek chic, fashioning books into fabrics, jewelry, rugs, and handbags.
Prideletto is featured in the April issue of Town & Country, showcasing its Books ring, which can be yours for the low price of  $9,800. The company also has a book motif on earrings and a bracelet.
If that doesn't strike your fancy, you can carry one of Kate Spade's new book bags, seen on red carpets all over Hollywood during award season. The original book bag may have been designed by Olympia Le Tan. Whoever came up with the first idea, the bags are very cool trompe l'oeil style.

Madness Marches On
And now let's check the book bracket from The Morning News. Today's competition seemed unfair from the outset – you pit two vicious criminals against a 13-year-old (even though she wrestles alligators) and logic tells you who will come out on top. And that's just what happened when judge Missy Mizzoli gave the win to The Sisters Brothers over Swamplandia!.
We're now into the quarterfinals, boys and girls, in The Morning New Tournament of Books. My daughter will be thrilled to see that 1Q84 is still in the hunt, going up against Lightning Rods on March 26 in the only semifinal match we're already sure of.
The other semifinal will be between The Sisters Brothers and tomorrow's victor in the battle between crowd favorite The Marriage Plot and Open City.
Bracket as it stands is below. Stay tuned for more!

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