Saturday, January 30, 2010

Starred Saturdays: week of January 24

January is coming to an end and it's been a big news week.

The iPad is the talk of the town.

JD Salinger passed away after a long life at the age of 91.  The New Yorker is offering free Salinger short stories online to subscribers.  Shelf Life had a short tribute by Stephen King.  The Millions recommends not worrying about if Salinger has unpublished works but just reading his already released books.  And The Onion has something to say too.

And LOST comes back for its final season this week.  io9 has given bookish types a way to gain some insight into the show by reading Shusaku Endo.  Or you could just buy the shirt.

A couple of UK bloggers have started a book club in response to the less than stellar TV Book Club program that has begun to show over there.  Here is the book list and schedule.  I'm going to participate as much as I can as I have never been in a book group before and I want to try one out.

And another time sink for any of you computer bound people -- the website Hey Oscar Wilde!  It's Clobberin' Time!!!.  Spend your time checking out artist sketches of authors and their fictional characters.  I love this version of Chrestomanci!  (via Jacket Copy)

Putting this month and a literary giant to rest,


  1. Thanks for the link to Hey Oscar Wilde...I may not get anything else done today at all...:)

  2. I so want an iPad ... but I don't know why I really need one. It is just so cool looking.

  3. Jane - I keep going back to it. It's just fascinating!

    Jenners - I know. Me too. Of course, I just keep thinking of how gross my iPhone gets after an hour with 5 year old hands on it and I can't imagine cleaning a whole tablet. ;)