What's weird about that?
Feeling like it's just too hot to read anything intellectually demanding? Have we got some books for you.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Download the Weird (Ripley Entertainment) adds something called oddScan to the venerable annual volume, linking readers to videos of everything from a scooter-riding dog to a "vomit artist."
Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large (New American Library) by William Shatner with Chris Regan finds the great hambone actor waxing grandiloquent on his life and career, from Star Trek to dramatic readings of Sarah Palin's tweets.
Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects From a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Workman) by Chris Alexander is just the thing for the kind of person who would rather fold up Darth Vader than a little dove.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor