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January 18, 2006

Vacation Links 0

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We have returned from Los Angeles, where it was so sunny and warm, to Chicago, where it is so cloudy and cold. It actually rained briefly one of the days we were in LA, and we thought it was hilarious that everyone kept apologizing for it. If people apologized for bad weather in Chicago, nobody […]

January 1, 2006

Holiday links 0

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We’ve been back from our holiday travels for a few days, and I’ve finally had some time to catch up with some online reading. Here are some articles and links that caught my eye. (Several of these come from Arts and Letters Daily) From Scientific American, a look at last year’s tsunami and how scientists […]

December 21, 2005

Holiday links 0

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Hope everyone’s holiday is going well. I’ll be putting up one or two more “Year in Reading” posts and then The Millions will most likely be dark until the New Year. But first, a couple of links: One of my favorite end of year lists is the bookfinder.com “Top 10 out of print books”: the […]

November 30, 2005

Some Links 0

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The Poetry Archive: “The Poetry Archive is the world’s premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. You can enjoy listening here, free of charge, to the voices of contemporary English-language poets and of poets from the past.” A few days ago the New York Times released its usual 100 book “Notable” list, […]

November 17, 2005

Book bits – Sherlock, the Unbearable Dave Matthews, Renaming Google Print 0

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Stanford “will rerelease a collection of Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales of Sherlock Holmes, just as they were originally printed and illustrated in The Strand Magazine.” Maciej Ceglowski suggests that Milan Kundera “is the Dave Matthews of Slavic letters, a talented hack, certainly a hack who’s paid his dues, but a hack nonetheless.” And offers up […]

November 7, 2005

Some links: Penguin Podcast, Lawyers on Google Print, Chicago Literature 0

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Penguin Books UK has started a podcast. I’ve added it to my Literary Podcasts post. (via) Law blog Groklaw has a good post explaining the Google Print project and the controversy surrounding it, and Lawrence Lessig has news of a program coming up at the New York Public Library on November 17 called “The Battle […]

October 27, 2005

Notable News Items 0

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I’ve got another post up about Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers at the LBC Blog. I’ve been going back and forth with Sam (of Golden Rule Jones), so check out his posts, too. Calvin Trillin talks turducken and other things Cajun in the most recent issue of National Geographic. The piece is typical Trillin, […]

September 3, 2005

Weekend links 0

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On Zadie Smith in the Guardian: The new novel arrived fully-formed: Zadie Smith woke up one morning, and On Beauty was all there, in her head. She wanted to write a long marriage – she’d just got married herself, was curious what 30 years of it would be like – and she had a plot. […]

August 24, 2005

The links 0

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The Telegraph links all their reviews of Booker longlist titles from one page. If you want to get a look at these literary hotshots, there’s a photo gallery, too. Ed has read Chuck Klosterman, and he’s not very happy about it. The First Post, a new British online magazine leads with John Irving’s book reviewer-bashing.

August 4, 2005

More links: numbers, Quills, Potter’s defeat, Godzilla 0

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Great posts over at Sarah’s blog and at M.J. Rose’s about where books sell the most copies (think Wal Mart) and why Amazon rankings don’t mean much in the way of book sales. (via Tingle Alley) They’ve announced the nominees for the Quills Awards – an attempt to build a book-focused version of the typical, […]