Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Link-o-lation: The Split Pants Edition
Guess what, guys? I’m a B-list blogging celebrity! At least according to this website that I got from Fuse #8. Does this mean I can be in some campy zombie movie?
Kristin Nelson talks about reinventing yourself from mid-list dom up and the problems there in up at Romancing the Blog. A very thoughtful piece directed at writers from all genres.
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast has a great interview up with Little Willow who occasionally leaves lovely comments around here. Go check out what she has to say about books, blogging and life in general.
Gelf Magazine takes a whole new look at the Higher Power of Lucky “Scrotum” debate by examining the use of that word in literature. Did I ever tell y’all about the little girl who took one look at the Billy the Big Mouth Bass we were selling our store one year (don’t ask me why) and announced, “Mommy, he doesn’t have a penis!” in the sweetest little voice you’ve ever heard? Pure comedy gold. (Thanks Bookninja.)
Okay, the idea of the “reader as window dressing” fascinates me. Do they pay in books?
Speaking of books, in an article provided by book/daddy they’re reprinting Eric & Us (in England at least), a biography of George Orwell by his childhood friend Jacintha Buddicom with additional information her family has gleaned from recently discovered letters. The new afterward adds a whole new dimension to Jacintha and Orwell’s relationship.
The Washington Post takes a look at Clark Ashton Smith, one of the “great writers of fantasy, horror and science fiction” according to the Reading Copy.
POD-dy Mouth describes the price of getting people to pick up your book—and something new. Probably not the best idea if you’re a poor author, but I would have loved to be a bookseller at the store that day.