Weekend Edition: 10-10

Blog Headlines of the Week

UK booksellers go nuts, decide not to stock crappy book

Obama Wins Peace Prize, Wingnut Heads Explode

Blog Lines of the Week

Jon Krakauer: “Every single time I write, I ask myself what the fuck I’m doing, why the fuck am I writing.”

Bookish Linkage

Nobel Prize in Literature: German author Herta Müller. Only four of her books have been translated into English. One of those is published by the University of Nebraska Press and, notably, this is the second year in a row it has been a publisher of the Nobel literature laureate.

The Booker Prize: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (and the news certainly is timely given the book is being released in the US this coming Tuesday).

Not The Booker Prize Prize: Solo by Rana Dasgupta.

The Guardian book blog has its second installment on dictator-lit.

The National Book Foundation has named its 5 Under 35, five promising novelists who are, you guessed it, under the age of 35.

Nonbookish Linkage

With all the hubbub about the new FTC rules that will govern bloggers, I think Ed suggested the best response.

If Phish does Born to Run on Halloween, I will be earnestly searching for a boot of it.


Time is an ocean but it ends at the shore

Bob Dylan, “Oh, Sister,” Desire

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