I've been bad this week, paying more attention to other things than getting my links posted to you on time. But here they are-- I hope you enjoy them!
Bookish News & Other Fun Stuff
- For some reason, if someone posts a list I have to look at it. I don't know why. Here's one from Forbes: The 13 Top-Earning Dead Celebs.
- Want to understand the Internet? Take a look at this flowchart. (It might help if you're a Charles Dickens fan.)
- This old dog just can't warm up to these weird bookcases. (Maybe because I'm looking at too many lists.)
- Holy treasure hunt, Batman! An apartment in Paris had not been touched in 70 years. Among other things, it contained a painting worth over €2 million.
- I love this photo of a Parisian bookseller in 1920.
- Photos of 21 of the Coolest Book Covers This Year.
- For the most part, I agree with these 7 Movies That Are Better Than the Book.
- Uh oh. Here's a video for you: John Cleese, Bookseller.
- The Salt Lake Tribune has a very nice interview with one of my favorite authors, Craig Johnson. The New York Times interviewed another: Colin Cotterill.
- Where Cliches Come From.
- Love, love, loved this blog post from Scott Westerfeld: Genre Cooties, especially the paragraph that begins "THIS is why I don't write for adults...."
- Seems as though a magazine editor who stole a blog post and plagiarized it believes "everything on the web is considered public domain." What's really sad is that I know thousands of people agree with her.
- Top 10 Amazon Kindle irritations.
- Harry Potter being blamed for India's decreasing owl population.
- Flavorwire's Top 10 Sidekicks in literature.
Blogging & Social Media Tips
- You may not want to see this: Online services security report card.
- For those of you who use Twitter: Writing killer content in 140 characters or less.
Around the Water Cooler in the Book Blogosphere
- I enjoyed this article about Voice on the Roux Morgue blog.
- A subject on BlogAnon from The Bumbles: how trying to leave comments on blogs can have you talking to yourself.
- Did you happen to see my first-ever guest post on Leeswammes' Blog's Book Bloggers Abroad?
New to My Google Reader
That's all for this week. I hope you found something to tickle your fancy. Hopefully I'll be in a more timely mood next weekend when I'll have a fresh batch of links for your surfing pleasure!