- Check out the local B&N tomorrow (Sunday) as it hosts a bookfair fundraiser for the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society. Books and jazz — hard to ask for a better combination.
- Copyright law turns 300 today.
- A esearch-based website has launched to tell the story of a young farm family battling the Dust Bowl. The site is updated daily and the story is told with poetry.
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Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- The Hugo Award nominations were announced. Although I’ve read little SF in the last year, I have actually read one of the best novel nominees (which, coincidentally, this week won the best novel award from the British Science Fiction Association).
- Congrats to Michael Orthofer’s complete review on its 11th anniversary. If it and its blog, The Literary Saloon, aren’t in your RSS feed reader, they should be.
- If you, like me, are still waiting for the advent of great post-9/11 novels, they’re dead.
- Keith Richards, librarian????
- The Brennan Center for Justice has launched a legal book review site (but, unforunately, it’s RSS feed does not appear to be functioning). (Above the Law.)
- Philip Pullman discusses his latest, and controversial, book.
- The American Booksellers Association announced the winners of the 2010 Indies Choice Book Awards, which come from books on the previous year’s Indie Next Lists. (Shelf Awareness)
- Why am I not surprised that the world’s largest fact-checking organization isn’t in the American news media?
- Somebody needed to point this out. What you are reading here is a post, not a blog. Thank you for your attention.
- I know this is unabashed geekiness but I can’t resist. (io9)
- Perhaps more than you ever wanted to know about poop.
Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.
José Saramago, Blindness