My favorite link of the day is a blog post by Stuart McLean of CBC’s radio show Vinyl Cafe. It’s an (at first glance) ambitious declaration of the end of his book purchasing days. He has too many books, and most are packed up in boxes in his basement and impossible to access quickly. He declares that he will never buy a book again, only to discover many necessary loopholes. It’s alarming how much I can relate to his goal and his exceptions.
My favorite part of the post:
And I am allowed to buy books if it is a book that more than one person says I should read…like say five people mention it. Okay, maybe five is a lot. Make it three people. Three people and they don’t necessarily have to tell me to read the book, but if they mention it in some way, even if they aren’t speaking to me. Like if I overhear them talking about the book at a dinner party. Or say, see them reading the book on an airplane.
(Link via Books. Lists. Life.)
The Birthday Star finder is interesting – you enter in your date of birth and it finds your “birthday star” – a star whose light “set off on its journey at about the same time that you were born.” My birthday star is in the constellation Bootes. (found on Neatorama)
Krueger Books has a large internet index of author autographs. Quite amusing to click on all your favorite authors and see their signatures. (found on Amazon’s blog)
And finally, a great review of one of my favorite book series that I read while growing up – Anastasia Krupnik – on Bookshelves of Doom.
(This post was brought over from emilyw.vox.com.)