Last weekend, the BEA led to only one Bookish link. It ended and there are plenty today but only one Nonbookish link because otherwise all would deal with the NSA spying program. Take note, though, of a bitter irony — today marks the 64th anniversary of the publication of George Orwell’s 1984.
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- Don’t show up at in court wearing a full Nazi uniform for your child visitation hearing (especially when you’ve named your son “Adolf Hitler” and gave your daughter the middle name “Aryan Nation”) (via lots)
- South Dakota is smack in the middle of the rankings of states by their bookstores with one bookstore for every 21,930 persons, according to Publishers Weekly. The rankings are plainly driven by population: Montana and Wyoming rank first and second while New Jersey is last and New York and California are in the bottom six.
- Can books make us better people?
- You don’t have to finish every book — but it’s hard leaving a book half-read
- And there’s always those books people buy but don’t read
- Where’s the American hatchet job?
- The S.D. Humanities Council has announced the lineup of authors and presenters for the Festival of Books in Deadwood this September
There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork.
George Orwell, 1984