Saturday, January 23, 2010

Starred Saturdays: week of January 17

Another Saturday, another set of links ...

This is being fought out in the online news business but obviously affects most bloggers -- the right to link. (via Oxford University Press blog)

Author R.N. Morris has a fantastic tale about a "Missed Connections" ad and his first book The Gentle Axe.  Very sweet!

Heading to BEA in NYC?  (May 25-27)  Don't miss the Book Blogger Convention. (May 28)  I really, really want to go but am also considering going to the BlogHer Conference (Aug 6-7, also in NYC) and have a wedding to go to in Pennsylvania in October.  Too many trips, not enough moolah!  (via Online Publicist)

The Millions considers "The Problem With Prizes" -- more specifically, why the International Booker when it's only for English language books?  And what about all the other somewhat bogus prizes out there?

The last person alive who personally knew Franz Kafka is 106 years old.  She says he was "slightly strange".  This is almost a side note, though, to her amazing life story. (via The Millions)

Celia is not just a book blogger, she's a baker and I am going to make her brown sugar almond cookies -- and they are going to be yummy!

And since I seem to be adding a visual treat each week, I will let you enjoy the haunting and beautiful animal photographs of Giacomo Brunelli.  (warning: a couple of the animals appear to be and are probably dead) (via io9)

Did I mention I'm making cookies?


  1. Oh how I would love to go to BEA!!!! Too many other trips, not enough time and money. I really do wish money grew on trees!!

  2. Trying to think back to my kids' favorite books at age five. Has he ever read The Secret Seven books by Enid Blyton? They were very popular in Ireland & England.

    As for cooking, I just made the most heavenly cinnamon rolls, ever, with orange cream frosting. I also made some lemon curd.

  3. Tif - And I didn't even mention wanting to go to the L.A. Times Festival of Books in April! I'm bummed that I can't do everything.

    Sally - Sadly I never read Blyton but I should check them out for Z. And cinnamon rolls with orange cream frosting sound fabulous!

  4. Oh, I would love a bookish trip of some sort!! It's so hard with my work schedule and kids and my hubby's schedule. I really need to do some more research on things in my area!! I am needing to satisfy that urge!! :)