joinery • who knew there was an International Organization of Book Towns?
worth reading • lovely yummy essay by William Grimes about books that explore adventure cooking and extreme eating, old and new . . . looks like i will be doing some shopping.
obit of note • Alexander Zinoviev at 83, a prominent author who was forced to emigrate from the Soviet Union for his satire aimed at the Communist regime.
petit fours • Armistead Maupin’s, Tales of the City, has been named Britain’s favourite gay novel in a public poll.
un-book • a new blog based book has become a bestseller without ever being published, Glenn Greenwald’s How Would a Patriot Act: Defending America from a President Run Amok. I have kinda sworn off the word ‘bestseller’ it always make me suspicious.