Dracula, Winnie-the-Pooh, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy all get new sequels by someone other than their (dead) original authors. I'm curious, at least about Return to the Hundred Acre Wood and And Another Thing..., but have not yet read anything like this that actually worked.
Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities (via) looks gorgeous. Bookmaker John M. Carrera restored engravings from 19th century Webster's dictionaries and compiled them in this book. Stamps and wall cards are available, too. It's like a professional version of one of William Davies King's odd hobbies. King, whose Collections of Nothing I read last weekend, has a number of collections of the kinds of things most people would throw out -- one of them is a notebook full of images like these that he cut out of second-hand dictionaries. He also has a collection of the beautiful insides of security envelopes. My only complaint about the book was that I wanted more pictures. And if not pictures, then the address of a website featuring some of his collections.
Speaking of the insides of security envelopes, Design Sponge has a great tutorial about how to turn those envelopes inside out.
I just added The Man Who Lost His Head, to our Christmas wishlist, thanks to Betsy. And Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America, thanks to CAAF. It sounds intriguing, despite the fact that the construction of that subtitle sounds like something FakeAPStylebook might mandate: " 'How the Relentless Promotion of ... Has Undermined America' is a little-used and useful subtitle."
And this morning's twitter fun? Dullest Horror Movies Ever. "Children with Corns," "The Exersaucer," "Benign Cyst," "The Potatoes Have Eyes," "The Curds," "Accountant on Elm Street," "A Lien," and "Resident Card" are some of mine. But my very favourite is fredricktoo's "The Blog."