The caption contest voting poll is live — Give it a shot! Some funny stuff there. Prize is an ARC of Green.
I Didn’t Dream of Dragons — Another, very thoughtful voice in the current “writing the other” fracas flowing around the blogosphere. This one reaches deeply. (Snurched from
From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A Publishing Story — Macmillan Digital Marketing tells us how a book comes about. Warning: do not watch while drinking coffee, or you will need a new keyboard. (Thanks to
New York Times: Fiction Reading Increases for Adults — Huh. Interesting.
What Kids Are Wishing From — Another genius post from Dark Roasted Blend.
DNA Could Illuminate Origins of Medieval Manuscripts — “This could help us understand not just things, not just books, not just medieval cows, but people.”
Deep Sea Fish Uses Mirrors to See — Wow, that’s cool. The Intelligent Designer must have been quite busy.
Mars methane discovery hints at presence of life — Wow. (Thanks to
Secret inspection satellites boost space intelligence ops — Spooky stuff, this. A bit more Star Wars than we usually think of the space program as being. (Thanks to
How one book ignited a culture war — The Guardian talks about Salman Rushdie. This also touches on the “writing the other” issue, albeit from a different perspective.
He’s Leaving. Really. — Some lovely snark in The New York Times about Bush’s farewell address.
?otD: Where have all the flours gone?
Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 222.2
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville