birthday boy – 1925 – Elmore Leonard, American novelist –
worth reading •
cookies • Al Gore’s book Inconvenient Truth has been honored at the second Quill Book Awards. The Event will be broadcast on November 28th on NBC. ’bout flipping time.
dystopia watch • A small group of Australian students gathered outside the Baillieu library to protest against the federal government’s sedition laws and the banning of two books.
well worth reading • from Boston Globe’s Alex Beam instucts on the delicate art of not reading a book.
cool tools • Google’s merged their Spreadsheets product with Writely into the beginnings of an online office suite called Google Docs. i am such a Web 2.0 slut.
audio • from NPR – Jenny Allen, a journalist, and her husband, cartoonist and playwright Jules Feiffer, have collaborated on their first literary effort, an illustrated book for adults: The Long Chalkboard
something new • also from NPR John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction — The Innocent Man
banktoaster • Flylady.net has a fascinating piece on how to declutter your house in 15 minutes a day. 15 mniutes, just think – i am not sure she means a booksellers house. that would be like 20 – 25.
6 of one • Marginal revolution blog has a marvelous thread about 6 word micro-short shorts : Hemingway’s was “For sale, baby shoes. Never used.”
optional • from NPR San Francisco Chronicle’s Jon Carroll adds his 2 cents to the This I Believe series, with a piece on failure.