Patricia at the Booklust blog has two groovy posts that you should check out. The first is about In the Library, the first perfume to capture that old book smell. I for one can not get enough of ladies who smell like musty pages and dust mites.
Her second post points to a “What Book Are You” quiz. Here’s what is says about me:
You are 63% Great Book
“Among the greatest adventure books ever penned, you charter the development of both deeply sophisticated characters and a genuinely artistic plot. Dynamic, thrilling and gripping, you are Moby Dick – the tale of the white whale…”
That is so spot on, it’s spooky. Actually, I have no idea what that means. 63%? More like 110%! I haven’t actually read Moby Dick, which is my secret shame. Take the quiz and share your results in the comments.
Also: Friend of BGB, Frank from That Truncheon Thing, passed along a link to a recent Slate article about Neal Pollack’s Alternadad. I vow not mention this book again until I’ve read it.