>Unless there’s an abandoned chicken bone at stake, Buster has never been one for much straining at the leash. But where he used to not mind being thus tethered, I’m finding that he, at sixteen or so (we’ll never know for sure), seems to welcome the security. He now blinks and stumbles in the morning […]
>The news about the imminent resurrection of Dagny Taggart now completes my journey in my own personal wayback machine; thank goodness that Front Street’s Stephen Roxburgh today talked me into buying a Kindle* so I can move into the future. I’m taking another venture into the brave new world tomorrow, with my first experience of […]
>All kinds of ways to avoid work right here, but I suppose you could tell yourself that it’s continuing education. I’m really enjoying Charles Cumming’s “The 21 Steps.” Maps! Thanks to Leila for the link.
>Interesting piece from The Guardian about the pending court case involving J. K. Rowling and the would-be publisher of a Harry Potter encyclopedia. What’s intriguing to me is that both sides seem to have given statements that support the opposition!
>There’s a piece on the International Children’s Digital Library in today’s Boston Globe that inspired me to take another browse over there. The ICDL is currently running a bunch of features on Mongolia, which fits in nicely with my Silk Road kick–I’m reading Colin Thubron’s Shadow of the Silk Road and listening to Sainkho Namtchylak, […]
>Amazon’s new e-book reader, Kindle, is here. I have great hopes for e-books, read them regularly (via Miss Palm) and Kindle has a lot of neat features, mostly stemming from its free (if limited) wireless access to the internet. But two things are stopping me from wanting one: it’s ugly and it doesn’t have a […]
>with the Horn Book Podcast, now available for subscription via iTunes and God-knows-who-else.
>. . . or, in this case a dollar a word. My enterprising friend Mike Ford–we met when I heard a man yelling “Roger! Roger!” in the park, and it turned out to be Mike calling his dog–is writing a pay-as-you-go novel online, where he will add another word for each dollar somebody gives him. […]
>SLJ, I love you. I happily worked with Lillian Gerhardt and Trev Jones for years, and I did some of my best writing in your pages. And Little, Brown, too, where I published my sole book for young people and whose upcoming offerings include the extremely terrific The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian […]