Blog Headline of the Week
Happy Birthday Bob Linkage
- Dylan’s 70 Years of Trouble
- How Bob Dylan reinvented the rock memoir
- Busy Being Born
- Dylan at 70
- Bob Dylan’s Curious Dotage (via)
- Free Bob from the Bobolator cult
- China Miéville talks to Socialist Worker about politics and the fantastic. (via)
- My reading deafness may be “inattentional” but I guarantee you it is intentional.
- The Literary Saloon takes a look at the NYTBR‘s recent record on reviewing works in translation.
- Amazon uses sales data to come up with a list of the Top 20 Most Well-Read Cities. Cambridge, Mass.. topped the list.
- Santiago Roncagliolo’s Red April won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. (My review here.)
- The finalists for the first ever Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards have been announced.
- The first annual Indie Booksellers’ Choice Awards were given to five books books this week.
- Connie Willis won the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel for her two volumes — Blackout and All Clear — making up one novel about historians from 2060 traveling back in time to World War II England.
- Literally Unbelievable: Facebook updates from people who think the stories in The Onion are real. (via)
- A trip around the solar system.
- NYT Magazine readers come up with a list of the most irritating words.
- Top Ten Myths About the Brain
- 9 products that should have caused the apocalypse.
You live [life] forward, but understand it backward.
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone