- The one thing that makes fall and winter tolerable is back. USHL hockey is in its third weekend and college hockey kicked off this week. As for the NHL, all I know is that regardless of when the lockout ends I will not longer give it my money for the Center Ice package.
- Danielle Sosin’s The Long-Shining Waters is the 2013 One Book South Dakota selection.
The Stench of Racism in the Air
- Playing the old “I’m not a racist, I just can’t spell” trick.
- Things to ban instead of commonly banned books (via)
- The politicization of Laura Ingalls Wilder (via)
- A five-story book mountain library
- “Hey Jude” is supposedly (translation: I be skeptical) literature’s most frequently mentioned song. I would think something like a Beethoven symphony would top the list.
- What she said (but even LOUDER)
- Ten essential books for book nerds
- What books have you stolen?
- And now an e-book project dedicated to foreign lit!
- The Association of American University Presses has launched an essay series called Books That Matter to highlight the value of university presses (via)
- Chinese author Mo Yan, who I’ve never read, won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
- The National Book Award finalists were announced. I’ve read one of the five fiction finalists (and have another at home) and one of the five nonfiction finalists (and have one on hold at the library — because it doesn’t come out until the end of the month!).
- But do the NBA diss genre fiction?
- Shocking! I’ve actually read both winners of the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
- Fifteen scathing early reviews of classic novels
- God and Woman in Iran
- Pit bull facing euthanasia gets court-appointed attorney. Well, it is a death penalty case.
- Half the facts you know are probably wrong (via)
For well you know that it’s a fool
Who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
The Beatles, “Hey Jude”