- Matt at A Variety of Words wrote a post about why he doesn't read at his local library. It seems to have touched a few nerves.
- Doppelganger was informed of yet another writer who hates bloggers. This one had to sprend the word that bloggers are evil with a book. I guess an angry letter to the editor just isn't enough these days.
- Yann Martel is still on a mission to get Stephen Harper to read. This time it's Chronicle of a Death Fortold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I think it's a losing battle. And in lolcat spirit, the I can has cheezburger people found this link. I liked the 'cold dead stare' comment.
Nothing much new in the book department, except that I took a trip to the local used book store on the weekend. I don't think I was in the mood to buy anything. Not much jumped out at me, but I did pick up some books for the kid: 4 Curious George books. One of them was the first written by H.A Rey and I couldn't help thinking as I read it how it wouldn't have been published these days. First, the man with the yellow hat kidnaps George from the jungle, puts him in a bag even. There is a monkey smoking scene. And finally George is happily sent to the zoo. It has PETA written all over it.