Blog Headline of the Week
Blog Line of the Week
- “Like Lindsay Lohan, March Madness is something you can’t avoid hearing about no matter how hard you try.”
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- It’s the 20th anniversary of one of my Desert Island Books, Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. Suitably, a 20th anniversary edition has been released and O’Brien is on a short tour because of the anniversary.
- Don’t you love idjits who condemn a book before it is even released. I know the story pushed the book onto my Bibliolust list and Amazon wish list.
- Is there something curmudgeonly about the fact I take some pride in having read none of the 30 bestselling books of 2009?
- The Electronic Frontier Foundations shares its list of favorite books.
- Why book reviewers never say, “This sucks.” (Via.)
- Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes won the 2009 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. I still prefer my favorites from the “really longlist.”
- One more reason America’s libraries are so critical. “Nearly one-third of Americans age 14 or older – roughly 77 million people – used a public library computer or wireless network to access the Internet in the past year,” according to a new national report. Equally important, 44 percent of people living below the federal poverty line used computers and the Internet at their public libraries.
- America’s MENSA organization (i.e., the geniuses) has picked its top 50 websites for 2010. (Via.)
- The Consumerist has launched its 2010 Worst Company in America contest.
I have long known that it is part of God’s plan for me to spend a little time with each of the most stupid people on earth[.]
Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods