The Case of the Missing Books – Ian Sansom
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die – Peter Boxall
Mad, Bad and Dangerous? – The Scientist and the Cinema – Christopher Frayling
Mencken: the American Iconoclast – Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
NYT The Selected Nonfiction of John Gregory Dunne
How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life by Mameve Medwed
NPR Bill Marx on HL Mencken 50 years after his death.
What do and work? by Jay Parini
NPR at a double-digit rate.
In the Company of the Courtesan – Sarah Dunant
DIY – Makezine.com’s piece on heirloom technology featured Foxfire and the American Boys Handy Book among others.
shop till you drop – India’s first Book Mall will have national and international publishing houses, a book hospital, reading rooms, library, conference hall, auction facilities, book bazaar, and a renovated coffee house. Why don’t we have Book Malls in the US? that sounds wicked pissa
final answer – a Welsh school will celebrate World Book Day with a Who Wants to be a Millionaire quiz.
sun-dazed – Broward county library is hiring a collection agency to go after overdue booksters. Speaking of Florida…Jackson-Madison Libraries are going to be ‘outsourcing’ their libraries at the hopes of cutting costs . . and that has worked so spectacularly well for the health care industry.
– Norman Mailer to receive French Legion of Honor
obits worth reading
Frederick Busch dead at 64
Sybille Bedford, English lterary stylist, 94
added event – National Scrabble® Open August 4th-9th, 2006, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix AZ – actually i added several hundred events to the calendar: international fairs, uk seminars, us story telling, i just liked this one best.
what goes on the net stays on the net – Facebook and the job applicant. more evidence that employers and potential employers are Googling people and punishing er ah..judging them accordingly.