- First up, The Big Event, Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon is tomorrow. If you want to participate in some way, please go to Dewey's blog.
- Did you know that the BBC has a Books webpage? It's for writers and readers alike.
- The winner of the Man Booker prize is Irish writer Anne Enright for The Gathering. Congrats to her!
- Feel like taking a trip? This blog documents the travels of a Indie Bookstore enthusiast: The Bookstore Tourism Blog.
- If you ever wanted to read Jane Urquhart's The Stone Carvers, you can now listen to it via CBC's Between the Covers Podcasts. Download the story and enjoy at your leisure. The series isn't finished so you'll have to return to the site after the shows air.
- Also check out Writers and Company for an interview with Doris Lessing.
- I kept forgetting to post this. Scribbit went to Bouchercon in Alaska. Here's what she learned about mystery writers.
- If you're in Canada, chapters.indigo has a new community feature on their website. You can join a book club, list your favorites, etc. I'm still figuring it all out but if you sign up you get $5 off an instore purchase of $35. Better than a kick in the pants!
- I'm hosting Short Story Monday, this Monday Oct 22 (Thanks John for asking). Please pick up a short story over the weekend, read it and give it a quick review on your blog. On Monday, link it here. It can be from a book, a magazine, on the net, whatever, I'll take it! And since you'll all be reading for the Read-a-thon anyway (*nudge nudge*) you'll be able to sneak one in, no problem. Right?
- Here's some fun from Literary Pursuit who found it on the UKTV site. Who is your Literary Lover? Quiz I'm afraid.
My closest match is Heathcliff
It’s not just romance you’re after – it’s fire, passion and lashings of angst. Nice guys just don’t register on your radar, and you firmly believe that arguments (and thrown plates) spice up relationships. For that reason, your ideal man has to be Heathcliff, the swaggering, brutish hero of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. He’ll make you feel like the only woman on Earth, but your friends and family will absolutely hate him. Good luck with that.
- Via the Bronte Blog. A school project gave rise to the Jane Eyre Rap. Seriously. Check this out:
October 18, 2007
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