Not much happening here at Casa Kittling unless I want to talk about the murder of millions of dust bunnies. The remaining fluffies may be thinking of putting a contract out on me, so I think I'd better just go straight to the links!
Bookish News & Other Fun Stuff
- Remember the time when, if a book didn't come out in hardcover first, there must be "something wrong" with it? The stigma of paperback originals.
- How to raise boys who read.
- The privatization of libraries during this recession.
- I've been having fun with this one: a literary map of Manhattan.
- I've always been a sucker for a great first line: American Book Review's 100 Best First Lines from Novels.
- J.K. Rowling talked to Oprah about Harry Potter's future.
- Kindle for the Web.
- People in bookstores often read page 99 of a book to get a taste for the writing - to determine if they'd buy the book.There are two spots on the web conducting their own page 99 tests: Spot #1 and Spot #2.
- There just may be an Amazon Android Tablet in the works.
- The death of the book has been greatly exaggerated.
- Scholastic talks about getting kids to read. Kids say they'd read more books for fun if they had greater access to books. (Your idea of access and these children's idea may differ a bit....)
Around the Water Cooler in the Book Blogosphere
- On Confessions of a Mystery Novelist, Margot Kinberg has a fun quiz you can take: What Kind of Sleuth Would You Be? (I'd be Hercule Poirot... which practically had me falling out of this chair.)
- On Murder Is Everywhere, Tim Hallinan has an excellent post about Southeast Asian transportation.
- On Caroline Bookbinder, Carin has a differing viewpoint on the privatization of libraries that I linked to in the first section.
- On Farm Lane Books, Jackie has a wonderful post showing the differences between libraries in the UK and the US, and she asks the question, "How Can We Save UK Libraries?"
New to My Google Reader
That's it for this weekend. I hope you managed to find a thing or two to tickle your fancy in that line-up. Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll have a fresh batch of links for your surfing pleasure. See you then!