All the news that’s fit to link to in a haphazard fashion:
Oh, Dear God. There’s a Jersey Shore book a’coming: the book will “explain how to balance work, love, and partying, while properly taking care of hair, nails, and skin — as well as everything else that goes into living an authentic Jersey Shore lifestyle.”
Book Review Cliché Bingo exists. I am in trouble. ”That said” and “beautifully written” are my Achilles heel.
Alien vs. Pooh. The Comic.
Tribune Co. owner distributes a list of 119 words/phrases that he doesn’t want to appear on the air. NPR blogger uses all of them. In one sentence.
The NYT Book Review dreams up other monster mash-ups that might be coming our way soon.
This is the Kansas City Library’s Central Branch Parking Deck:
How cool is that?
The Tournament of Books has completed the quarterfinals round of competition. Check in to see how your brackets are holding up. Salon recently ran a piece on the TOB phenomenon. (Thanks, Frank.) Book Fever…Catch It!
I mostly failed to enthuse about Patti Smith and her excellent book Just Kids last week. But did you catch the story about Patti on the cover of the New York Times’ Style Section last Sunday? She also turned up throughout a Guardian interview with actor/writer Sam Shepard to provide colorful background.