Weekend Edition: 4-25

Bulletin Board

Tonight is the Third Annual Downtown Jazz Crawl in Sioux Falls. And remember, the local B&N bookfair tomorrow for the Jazz & Blues Society

Bookish Linkage

The thought that this book is actually going to be published is wrong on so many levels.

Is this the future of the e-book? Book applications are the fastest-growing category in the iTunes App Store, accounting for 11 percent of all applications in the U.S. store>

Indirectly related is Wired‘s recent roundup of e-book readers.

Author L.E. Modesitt, Jr., has some interesting insight into the impact of technology on reader civility, including an increased tendency toward “violently negative opinions.” (Via.)

Once again, I have read none of the year’s Pulitzer Prize winners. In fact, the only finalist I read was in the history category, Drew Gilpin Faust’s This Republic of Suffering.

I did a bit better with the LA Times Book Prize, whose winners were announced last night. I’ve read two of the nine winners, both in fiction categories: Marilynne Robinson’s Home and Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris.

Nonbookish Linkage

No doubt my friend Michael Sanborn and I start at the same writing point: Everyone can benefit from editing.

Reporter covering recession loses job due to recession.

“It is axiomatic that ‘Judge’ and ‘Stripper’ showing up in a headline is never a good thing, especially if you happen to be the ‘Judge.'” (Via.)

The Big Picture covers all the bases: space porn and Earth porn.

I cannot say what I think is right about this music; I only know the “rightness” of it.

Keith Jarrett, liner notes,Spirits

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