- Today is Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. It appears, though, that Prairie Pages Bookstore is the only South Dakota bookstore participating.
- Although it’s still months away, I am excited enough about World Book Night coming to the U.S. that the site has been added to the blogroll.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Welcome to the Age of Overparenting (“‘Modern parents feel that more time with Mom and Dad is always a positive … but the truth is that more time with you isn’t always a positive. In fact, it’s annoying.'”) (via)
- This is long overdue: a Tournament of Bookshit, which kicked off this week.
- Can science fiction lead us away from economic collapse?
- Here’s an interesting way to discover new authors — literature-map. (via)
- Another author threatens a lawsuit over an unfavorable review.
- Yes, I have read not a single one of the books on the NYT‘s 10 Best Books of 2011 (although one is on this month’s bibliolust list).
- First Superman comic sells for more than $2.1 million
- Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council issued a “scientific” report that lifting the ban on women driving will mean “no more virgins” in the country within 10 years.
- Why ATL’s Christopher refuses to turn off his iPod for takeoff and landing
To me, nothing can be more important than giving children books, It’s better to be giving books to children than drug treatment to them when they’re 15 years old. Did it ever occur to anyone that if you put nice libraries in public schools you wouldn’t have to put them in prisons?
Fran Lebowitz, New York Times, August 10, 1994