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April 17, 2006

The LBC wants you to “Read This” 0

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If you haven’t already, wander over to the LBC blog to check out our newest “Read This” selection. Personally, it’s my favorite out of all the books I’ve read for the Litblog Co-op. The book is called Television and it was written by Jean-Philippe Toussaint and Jordan Stump.

April 16, 2006

Covering the Catalogs: Soho Fall/Winter 2006 0

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I got the latest catalog from Soho Press in the mail recently. Soho is an independent press in New York that puts out a few books of literary fiction a year. They’ve also got a crime imprint. A flip through the catalog drives home Soho Crime’s reputation for detective stories set in exotic locales. This […]

April 14, 2006

The LBC Awakes 1

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The Litblog Co-op blog is stirring once again. Here’s what’s going on. The spring Read This! selection will be revealed on Monday followed by the rest of the finalists for this round. There will be six weeks worth of discussion about the books, and anyone who comments over the course of the six weeks will […]

April 14, 2006

Mrs. Millions Has Been Reading 0

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The lovely Mrs. Millions decided that she really ought to be keeping better track of what she reads, especially since she reads so much these days. Hamstrung by various reading obligations and by my harebrained scheme for selecting what to read next, I don’t always get to read the books I want to read right […]

April 12, 2006

Google jumps on the Da Vinci Code bandwagon 3

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A week doesn’t go by that there’s not some new news related to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. The plagiarism court case, the book’s paperback release, and the book’s connection to the recently discovered “lost Book of Judas” have all made headlines recently. Not bad for a book that first came out over two […]

April 11, 2006

My Eyes Bleed For The Family Circus 0

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In the comments to the last post, Erin left a note about “depraved” Amazon reviews for Family Circus books. With a little Googling, I was quick to discover that this was something of an internet legend, dating back to the late-nineties when pranksters started leaving all sorts of silly reviews for Bil Keane’s anthologies. There’s […]

April 11, 2006

Leftover Links 2

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Some seriously deranged Amazon customer reviews. (via Doc Searls) A year ago “Our Lady of the Underpass” was a Chicago phenomenon. Eric Zorn revisits. Chimney sweeps and flower pots are the stuff of poetry for Sam. Dale Peck’s recent judgment in the Tournament of Books is scarcely worth mentioning, but I did very much enjoy […]

April 9, 2006

Judas: Bookseller 1

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The revelation of the so-called “Book of Judas” last week made for some good news stories. The newly discovered gospel claims that one of history’s oldest bad guys wasn’t so bad. It’s a provocative story and there’s an element of Indiana Jones to it all, as the lost text was found in Egypt and made […]

April 9, 2006

Weekend Links 0

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George Saunders is the subject of one of Deborah Solomon’s wacky interviews in the New York Times. (via Ed) Scott gets a byline in the SF Chronicle for his review of Duchess of Nothing by Heather McGowan. Elizabeth Crane summarizes the Tom Cruise flick Minority Report like only she can. “A rare collection of Dracula-related […]

April 6, 2006

IMPAC shortlist 2

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The IMPAC shortlist is in. If you don’t know about the IMPAC, it’s very unique prize with a very long longlist. The longlist is composed of nominees from over 150 libraries around the world. Those picks are then whittled down to a shortlist via a panel of judges. As you’ll see from the shortlist, since […]