Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Prog Spring (“The death of real rock ‘n’ roll began one morning in 1964, at the Organ Center in the southern England city of Portsmouth.”)
- What some people call idleness is often the best investment (“The cult of busyness extends far beyond grumpy bosses and line managers. It is a cultural malaise.”)
Blog Headline of the Week
- The Jefferson Lies, mentioned in a prior Weekend Edition and the subject of an earlier post, has been recalled by the publisher due to complaints of factual errors.
- A 13th century church in the Netherlands becomes a (beautiful) bookstore, including a three-story bookcase.
- A Libertarian House on the Prairie
- In praise of reading dangerously
- A writer intends to spend the entirety of Banned Books Week (Sept. 30-Oct. 6) inside a “prison” made entirely of banned books from previous years.
- I’ve only read four of the 25 greatest rock memoirs of all time (and am not really interested in most of the rest).
- The 2012 PEN American Literary Awards were announced
- Not the Booker prize 2012: the shortlist
Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
Cyril Connolly, Cyril Connolly: Journal and Memoir