It's been the type of weather here that the talented write poems about. Seems a bit unfair when I stop to think about Hurricane Sandy and all the lives that mass of wind and rain has ripped apart.
|Hostess at the Patio Cafe *wink*|
About three weeks ago, Denis and I learned we have a new neighbor. He's the first person who's ever come up to the house and introduced himself, and I've lived here since 1981. Today Denis learned that our neighbors on the other side will be moving, so it seems more changes are in the wind. Neighbors can contribute a great deal (or not) to the amount of domestic bliss in a home, so I'm definitely keeping my fingers crossed!
In the mean time, let me go track down those links for you!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- I would imagine that Amazon realized it would have a long row to hoe when it decided to go into publishing, and-- sure enough-- the giant is finding that its books aren't welcome at many bookstores.
- Bookstores have become neighborhood meccas. Now that so many of them are closing, can libraries pick up the slack? (I wonder if the writer of this has heard about state governments closing down libraries??)
- The negative things about the Penguin/Random House merger could be pluses for independents.
- Why Frankenstein is the greatest horror novel ever.
Social Media & eBooks
- Social media distractions cost U.S. economy $650 billion, which isn't surprising if you stop and think about it.
- Nook eReaders debut in the UK.
- Another source, another viewpoint... The Penguin and Random House merger creates a powerhouse publisher.
- Seven things to know before buying an iPad.
I ♥ Lists
- 13 books from Marilyn Monroe's bookshelf.
- 10 books that became great sci-fi and fantasy films.
- 10 of music's most literature-obsessed songwriters.
- The top 20 most annoying book reviewer cliches and how to use them in one meaningless review.
- The 10 most twisted couples in literature.
- 11 book sequels you probably didn't know existed.
- The most dysfunctional families in literature.
- The 13 worst reviews of classic books.
That's it for this week. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!