- The Festival of Books was a success, at least from my perspective. A lengthier post will follow in the day or so. And I only came home with four new books — unless you count the DVD I got from Michael Hart of Project Gutenberg. It has more than 29,500 books on it.
- Today is the first day of Banned Books Weekdoubt I’ll be able to do as extensive and as many posts as last year but will try to do a couple things this week.
- My review of The Best American Comics 2010 appears over at Blogcritics.
Worthwhile Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- The Freedom World (“The idea that as a literary person there are a certain set of books you must read because they are important parts of the literary conversation is constantly implied, yet quite ridiculous.”)
- Someone has created a perfume called “In The Library” that apparently is supposed to make you smell like you are or are in a library. It is described as “a warm blend of English Novel, Russian & Moroccan Leather Bindings, Worn Cloth and a hint of Wood Polish.” If you say so, I guess. (via)
- An imagined interview with John Lennon at 70. (via)
- Just in case you were wondering what the going price of weed is in the Sunshine State. Evidently, we are at the upper end of the cost spectrum.
- This is aimed right at the space geek part of my heart: “Researchers say Pioneer 10, which took the first close-up pictures of Jupiter before leaving our solar system in 1983, is being pulled back to the sun by an unknown force.”
- You have until Tuesday to vote in Consumerist’s first annual Worst Ad in America Awards.
My mind is my own mystery
“Reality,” The Lost Gonzo Band