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January 25, 2005

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“I’ve never actually read the books that I’ve blurbed.” – Nick Tosches in Bookforum That terrific Kenneth Tynan piece on Johnny Carson that Tingle was looking for. Want to bone up on philosophy, but can’t quite find the time? Try Squashed Philosophers. The CS Monitor gives capsule reviews of the NBCC fiction finalists, in case […]

January 19, 2005

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If you have aspirations of the literary sort, I strongly recommend Dan Wickett’s interview with “founders, editors and managing editors of 8 Literary Journals of varying age and size.” And you should also look at the latest posts at Mad Max Perkins’ Book Angst in which hears from editors and publishing industry types about “the […]

January 12, 2005

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I’ve been noticing some of the fantastic pages that libraries and museums have put up for their book exhibits. Here’s Czech book covers of the 1920s and 1930s and Civil War maps from the Library of Congress, for example. Fans of audiobooks will enjoy this essay by the pseudonymous Thomas H. Benton at the Chronicle […]

November 29, 2004

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My mom pointed out this article in the Washington Post about a bookstore in Baltimore that primarily gives away books rather than selling them. It’s called the Book Thing: “That’s the whole thing with the Book Thing,” Wattenberg says. “All I am is a middleman. The people have books…. They give them to me, they’re […]

November 17, 2004

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The book bloggers are all waiting for the announcement of the National Book Award winner, and I, too, have to wonder what will happen once we know the recipient of the award in the fiction category. These women have gotten a lot of grief from folks who think they shouldn’t be there. What I’m wondering […]

November 8, 2004

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I’ve mentioned here before that I’m currently getting my masters in new media journalism in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. As such, expect to see the occasional post on the topic from here on out. To that end, I want to mention Dan Gillmor’s book We the Media. Gillmor is well-known for his […]

November 4, 2004

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Paul Auster is still getting mileage out of a short story that appeared in the New York Times on Christmas day 1990. “Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story” was subsequently released as a limited edition book illustrated by Brian Cronin. The story became the inspiration for the films Smoke and Blue in the Face. Now, Henry Holt […]

November 1, 2004

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Don’t bother looking for that book you need, a robot will do it for you. Will browsing disappear as robots take over libraries? Mad Max Perkins, “currently a senior executive for a major New York publisher,” has entered the world of blogs. Who is this masked man? Moleskine, maker of the world’s greatest notebooks, has […]

October 24, 2004

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The Guardian gives us Booker-winner Line of Beauty “condensed in the style of the original.” Some of you may have already seen this one: The 100 Greatest Books of all Time, also from the Guardian. How many have you read? I’m at 24, and I love that Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim makes the list. To […]

October 20, 2004

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Millions reader Lisa found Booker winner Line of Beauty to be “a more intellectualized, less satirical version of Stephen Fry’s The Liar.” I’m sure Lisa won’t mind if you borrow that line at the next cocktail party. The new Gabriel Garcia Marquez book (Memories of My Melancholy Whores, they’re calling it now) continues to generate […]