Weekend Edition: 8-25

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Dear Mr. Akin, I Want You to Imagine… (“Did you honestly believe that rape sperm is different than love sperm, that some mysterious religious process occurs and rape sperm self-destructs due to its evil content?”) (via)

Bookish Linkage

Where do dead books go? (via)

Sam Sacks is against […]

Weekend Edition: 8-18

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Prog Spring (“The death of real rock ā€˜nā€™ roll began one morning in 1964, at the Organ Center in the southern England city of Portsmouth.”)

What some people call idleness is often the best investment (“The cult of busyness extends far beyond grumpy bosses and line managers. It […]

Book Review: The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers

Almost of necessity, dystopian literature has its roots in concerns of the times in which it is written. It is an author envisioning a potential future in which something already existing or on the horizon heads in a bad direction. What author Jane Rogers recognizes in her award-winning The Testament of Jessie Lamb is the […]

Weekend Edition: 8-11

Bulletin Board

The State Historical Society has made the first 32 years of South Dakota History available online at no charge.

Blog Lines of the Week

“I don’t really view the world in ‘glass half full’ or ‘glass half empty’ dichotomies. In my world the glass is always cracked and leaking.“

Bookish Linkage

How fiction […]

Microreview: Red Plenty by Francis Spufford

Francis Spufford’s Red Plenty may be the most fascinating book I’ve read in a long, long time. It’s the rare book where you think about the subject and have a hard time believing you are so involved with it.

On the surface, Red Plenty is, for lack of a better term, a literary history of […]