Catching up marginalia

As I continue to catch up (and recover) from the Frozen Four journey, a few items of linkage before substantive posting resumes.

  • The 2008 Reading the World website is open for business. This year, it features 25 works in translation from 15 different presses. I picked up one of the books while in Denver. (Via.)
  • The Telegraph weighs in with “the perfect library.” (Via.)
  • I’ll limit my comments on the results of the Harris Poll of America’s favorite books to: Interesting, they’re all fiction.
  • From a NYT blog, no less: newspapers argue for First Amendment right to snoop on readers.
  • Worst president ever. Why would anyone be surprised?
  • So what do you do on the heels of getting a special citation from the Pulitzer Prizes? Write a 40-page picture book for children aged three and up.
  • Accepting this application could be a good step toward not being a “silly mayor” but, like the applicant, I’m certainly not going to hold my breath.
  • Finally, although taking it a step further than me, Bookdwarf expressed my recent thoughts quite succinctly: “I’ve read a couple of good books lately and I wish I had more time to tell you all about them.” Hopefully, the review mojo will start flowing in the near future.

We all come and go unknown
Each so deep and superficial
Between the forceps and the stone

Title Track, Joni Mitchell, Hejira

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