Black vulture

Ain’t he cute? I saw him at the bookfair and just had to have him. Can’t you just image a print dealer, selling all the pretty birds and having this little guy leftover? I think he’s cuddly as all get out. I can’t wait to put him on my next business card. I named him Muerto after the pet vulture in the Addams Family.

update • remember the other day when I did the whole good bookseller/bad bookseller thing? – the bad bookseller sent a mis-described book in bad packaging, and . I did send each vendor an email and in a reflection of my consumer power: I heard from neither. No apology from the offender and no thank you from other folks. But I DID heard from someone – the author of Forensic Detective, Bob Mann felt bad and sent me a F/F HC first, with a personal inscription on the title page. I’m glad it’s going into my personal collection, cause now its got my name in it. Thanks Bob.

cool tool • for this you have to sign up for a free NYT account, really – New Bar Codes Can Talk With Your Cellphone, so basically your phone is now a bar code reader. cool eh? I can just hear the number of badly behaved jerks at Library booksales swelling.

idiot alert • from the AP – Oregon. I can’t word it better than this –> “During his eight days as a part-time high school biology teacher, Kris Helphinstine included Biblical references in material he provided to students and gave a PowerPoint presentation that made links between evolution, Nazi Germany and Planned Parenthood.” . . . . and was subsequently fired. So, that’s actually one for our side. yay.

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