So... you may have heard Blogger was down a looooong time in internet years. Everyone was hoarding canned goods and bottled water. Then as quick as it went down, it came back on. We're saved!!! Because of that disturbance on the web, this post was late. I thought it was a goner, actually, because I had saved it as a draft yesterday, but here it is. And there is a lot of bookish news. This is probably just the tip of the iceberg.
*You could sing "I'm on a Boat" next year at Halifax's Word on the Street, but it might be a tad inappropriate.
*Jennifer Egan apologizes for calling women's fiction "banal."
*Some literary terms you should know. Love the shout out to Alanis Morrisette under irony.
*I love this photo of Woody Harrelson, who will play Haymitch in the Hunger Games movie.
*The Duchess of Devonshire is hosting a readalong of Fanny Burney's Evelina.
*Greg Mortenson is getting sued.
*Like Sci-Fi? Here are some weird illustrations from books.
*Poo, I never find anything good at flea markets, but this guy found a first edition Wuthering Heights.
*Don't mess with Aussie students' libraries, they don't like it.
*Brits and Americans battle over spelling while us Canadians labour somewhere in the middle.
*What your literary tote says about you. I have a NYRB tote and I do relate to Liz Lemon but I'm under 45.
*Etsy Love: Amazing altered book art from Red Tree Factory. They're so surreal.