It's the summer solstice-- the longest day of the year. After today, it's all downhill for my favorite season. This means that I've got to enjoy my double ohs as much as I can. Double ohs? you ask. Sure. B"oo"ks and P"oo"l. And with the Super Moon coming on Sunday, I may go out for late night swim and see if it's bright enough out there for me to read a book.
The only slight problem I'm having is... well, make that two... (1) My mind isn't on the preparation of food all the time, which makes mealtimes occasionally interesting for Denis. (2) I refuse to take my eReader out to the pool. I feel that that's tempting the Fates too far. I can speed through books like nobody's business out in my watery sanctuary, but I have several advanced readers copies loaded on my Kindle that I have to get read by their deadlines, and I'm starting to get a bit stres.... What am I talking about?!? Are any of these folks going to take away an annual pay raise or my medical benefits? No!
All righty then! I've got some links to share, Denis to get off to work, some coconut curry chicken to put in the slow cooker, and some reading time in the pool to enjoy!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- "Tweet" and some other words are now in the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Ringo Starr is set to adapt his song "Octopus's Garden" as a children's picture book, which I think is perfect.
- There's still hope for us all: Public libraries outnumber McDonald's.
- That huge asteroid that flew past Earth last month is an entirely new beast.
- Who do I see to get paid the big bucks for my glaringly obvious studies? Now there's one that says reading novels makes us better thinkers. Duh!
- One man believes that self-published authors are destroying literature.
- Penguin is testing a social reading rewards program called First to Read.
- A new eBook DRM technology called SiDiM-- developed to prevent book piracy-- is a bit terrifying for those of us who truly love books.
I ♥ Lists
- Every library and museum in America has been mapped.
- Some funny author inscriptions they've written in their books.
- 10 literary restaurants for hungry bibliophiles.
- Taylor Stevens lists 11 of the most kickass literary heroines.
- A librarian has turned old catalog cards into art.
That's all for this week, folks. Don't forget to stop by next weekend for a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure. Enjoy this summer weekend!