Nina leans over Philip. Lightly, she touches his cheek. How can this have happened? How can this be? Philip is so robust, so healthy, so - she tries to think of the right words - so engaged in life. Come back, she whispers. Please, come back. How can he leave her? Without saying good-bye. Without a word. Please, she pleads. Putting her head down on his chest, she listens. From Lily...
But the truth is, that when a Library expels a book of mine and leaves an...– Mark Twain
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.– Oscar Wilde, in The Critic as Artist Banned book week continues!
If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how, then, with...– Herman Melville, in The Encantadas
Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you are going to conceal...– Dwight D. Eisenhower Happy Banned Books Week!
And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not...– - Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country Strap in, folks. Tomorrow is the start of Banned Books Week, and the number of posts I put up about censorship will not be insignificant.
You can have 300,000 books perfectly arranged on the shelf, and every time,...– Larry McMurtry on How to Run a Bookstore - BusinessWeek (via bookladysblog)
Community Things.: Scoop on Community Season 3 →
andrewxnguyen: http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/09/22/community-season-3-dan-harmon-joel-mchale/ Before the always-inventive Community unveils its season 3 premiere tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC, creator Dan Harmon would like to make this pledge to you. “We’re going to be weird in ways that… I find all of this very exciting.
Bookseller’s Rock! Josh Christie, Sherman’s Books... →
Thanks, Algonquin! I’m incredibly flattered to be in the company of the booksellers you’ve already profiled.
Skill in exposition means making it invisible. As the story progresses, the...– Robert Mckee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting It’s a piece of advice from a screenwriting book, but something plenty of authors in prose and comics would benefit from learning.
The Lit Pub
mesjak: Attn: lovers of funky indie press books - this is Awesome. orbooks: Borders is finished. St. Mark’s gasps for air; B & N is wobbly: the world is ending. Or is it? Check out The Lit Pub for what a tremendous, dynamic 21st century bookstore looks like. Posted by John While I’m disappointed that this isn’t actually a pub, still … very cool.
Inside Amazon's warehouse →
The Morning Call has a nine-page feature on working conditions in one of Amazon’s Pennsylvania warehouses. While it isn’t dissimilar from the experience I had working at a warehouse for a year, it is quite a bit worse - and a reminder of the high cost that comes with low prices. “I never felt like passing out in a warehouse and I never felt treated like a piece of crap in any...
Children's Picture Book Titles That Could Also Be...
Naughty Toes Standing Up Flora’s Surprise Hubknuckles Secret Box Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Pinkalicious Dewey Ding Dong Bag Creak Said the Bed Willy was Different Splish Splash Splat Amazing Bone Super Completely and Totally the Messiest Related: I am not mature.
I won Best New Book Blog! →
kitsteinkellner: I AM THE QUEEN OF EVERYTHING! Yay, Kit!
Kurt Vonnegut - Eight rules for writing fiction
Kurt Vonnegut Eight rules for writing fiction: 1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. 2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. 3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. 4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action. 5. ...
Next month, Avid Bookshop will achieve genuine bricks and mortar status at 493...– Janet Geddis opens Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA. I have a long post I’m thinking of (Really long, actually. In the old days, we’d have called it an essay), but the shorter version is this: There’s a dominant narrative that the traditional publishing industry is screwed, that physical books are going...
This is a rubbish title.: Random Memory: Back in... →
danfaust: Random Memory: Back in Intro to Anthropology, while discussing linguistics, our professor told us a story of how he had once been handed a paper that included a triply ambiguous sentence, something he claimed was quite rare. The sentence in question: You can not confuse an Eskimo with a tree. …
It is notable that when she is not condemned for being too bold and masculine,...– Stacy Schiff on Cleopatra see also: historians on every female leader ever
I’m a reader because I am insatiably curious. I think most readers are. We love...– Rebecca, The Book Lady’s Blog
a swirl of reds and yellows
Stacy Schiff’s CLEOPATRA is one of the most transporting (for lack of a better word) history books I’ve read in ages. Check out this description of Alexandria in 47 BC. During the day Alexandria echoed with the sounds of horses’ hooves, the cries of porridge sellers or chickpea vendors, street performers, soothsayers, moneylenders. Its spice stands released exotic aromas, carried...
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it and finds himself...– Bokonon (via joeyheflich)
How to Properly Hide Booze in Your Facebook... →
bookrageous, baby: Read ZONE ONE with the... →
bookrageous: Zombies! New York! Humor! Bookrageous loves nothing more than we love a good genre buster, so we’ve selected Colson Whitehead’s Zone One, coming October 18th from Doubleday, to kick off the new quarterly Bookrageous Book Club. Save 10% when you pre-order your copy from WORD Brooklyn…