Weekend Edition: 5-23

Achievement Awards

Blog headline of the week: Kindle Bloggers Become Amazon’s Bitches.

Tell us what you really think: UK auto writer says of new Honda, “It’s the first car I’ve ever considered crashing into a tree, on purpose, so I didn’t have to drive it any more.”

Bookish Linkage

What would a trip be without a stop at an independent bookstore or two? I walked out of Amherst Books this week with three library additions, two of which were books I’d not heard of before going in the store.

“Since 2002, production of on-demand titles has soared 774% compared to a 126% increase in traditional titles.” (Via.)

Proceeding on the altogether correct theory that if you haven’t read it, it’s still new, HarperCollins has launched a blog called Backlist. Each day it will feature an “older” book. (Via.)

Nonbookish Linkage

How come no one’s buying music CDs these days? Because they suck!” (Via.)

The average sales price of a home in Detroit? $11,533.

There’s an easy response to these threats: I don’t need your effin’ card.

Life is a series of dogs.

George Carlin, Napalm & Silly Putty

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