Weekend Edition 12-17

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Don’t Support Your Local Bookseller (“There is little that’s ‘local’ about most local bookstores.”)

Best New Christmas Tradition

Layaway Secret Santas

Blog Headline of the Week

Use caution when using teeth to castrate lambs

Blog Line of the Week


Books as gifts — in April

Anyone who is thinking about giving a book for a gift is thinking of Christmas. But four months from now is the perfect opportunity to give someone a book as World Book Night premiers in the U.S. on April 23, 2012. And now we know the 30 books that will be given away and the […]

Weekend Edition: 12-10

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Apocalypse Soon (“It is easy to feel overwhelmed, confused, weary, and crushingly sad. In this context, the idea of the Apocalypse can be comforting.”) (via)

Bookish Linkage

Truly a lot of hoohah over nothing.

On writing and jazz

The Library of America starts offering e-versions of its […]

Book Review: My Friend Jesus Christ by Lars Husum

Seeking redemption, let alone finding it, can be a long and tortuous path. But what happens if Jesus Christ — or at least a man claiming to be Jesus Christ — is making suggestions here and there? That’s the road on which Nikolaj Jensen is set in Danish writer Lars Husum’s first novel, My Friend […]

Weekend Edition: 12-3

Bulletin Board

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 […]

Friday Follies 3.19 (Headline Edition)

This week’s edition of the follies — the first in quite a while — consists entirely of headlines in the interweb tubes this week. Sometimes, that’s all it takes.

Convicted Kidnapper Sues His Victims for Breach of Contract

German man sues Pope for violating seatbelt laws by standing and waving from popemobile

Lawyers Reportedly […]