Weekend Edition: 9-19

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Thanks to Valerie for calling this one of her favorite book blogs during BBAW. I’m not only honored but proud of one of the reasons she cited: “off-the-beaten path book picks.”

I’ve also begun contributing book reviews at Blogger News Network for a change of pace.

Blog Headlines of the Week

Dan Brown swaps pseudohistory for pseudoscience

Ebooks will make authors soulless, just like their product

Interweb Stuff I Liked This Week

The Journalist and the Murderers

Lawsuit to defend Stalin divides Russia

Bookish Linkage

Osama’s reading list for America.

The shortlist for the best of the National Book Awards in fiction will be announced Monday and the winner will be determined by vote.

SF writer Kim Stanley Robinson takes a look at British science fiction has eight British SF writers for flash fiction on the world 100 years from now.

Nonbookish Linkage

If you printed the entire Internet you’re starting several thousand years too late — and will need many more thousand to read it.

Proof once again that far too many people aren’t paying attention. Forty-two percent of Americans believe “what is good for Wall Street is good for America.”

And proof once again that a lot of people are just plain nuts. Thirty-five percent of New Jersey conservatives think President Obama might be the Anti-Christ.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

Mahatma Gandhi, Young India, June 25, 1931

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