- A lovely sketch of Shakespeare and Company (been there! But I feel left out now, because George didn't throw a book down onto my head...) by Jeanette Winterson. "We sell books for a living, but it's the books that are our life," says Sylvia Whitman. Hear, hear.
- Not sure how I feel about it, but the Living Library idea is coming to Canada. I think it makes me nervous because it's oddly fetishistic. Also, are we really that bloody ignorant and sheltered that we need to formally "check out" a human being? If I want to learn about a certain subculture, I find a way to get into it: via books, culture, events, museums, etc. Oh well, whatever works, I guess.
- My friend, author Chris Cheave, over-caffeinates himself in Seattle, and films a seagull trying to break into his hotel room. I think I'd be even more of a mess if I was on a book tour (I don't always travel well) so I sympathise. Also, he's just hilarious.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Fun things I've been reading this morning
Well, mostly I've been consuming various cups of coffee and reading The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan: An Enola Holmes Mystery, but also...