I’ve accumulated a few news articles over the last few years that expound on different books you may have read. If you know the underlying titles (even if you have seen their screenplay adaptations), you are probably aware that for some unknown reason, the staff in bookstores usually misfile the books in the fiction section instead of history, where they belong.
Also a few other news reports you may have missed.
James Bond is an alcoholic with life expectancy of 56.
12-12-13 – USA Today – Yes, Mr. Bond, we expect you to die — from booze. In addition to his expected demise any day now, hand tremors from the cumulative effect of booze would have long since devastated his marksmanship.
How much gold was liberated from Smaug’s cave?
11-6-13 – Wired – Does Smaug Have Enough Gold. An estimate of the amount of gold held in the lair of the dragon Smaug, based on the screenplay adaptation of the historical treatise of Middle Earth, Hobbit.