I’ve been a bit busy this week because my new laptop arrived. Its predecessor was a circa 2003 iBook that I purchased used about five years ago. So it’s very nice to have a shiny new Macbook of my own. I can finally use my computer for all that stuff everyone else has been doing for years, like downloading movies and wasting whole afternoons on Google Earth. I got a huge improvement in the quality of my Skype calls, as well. So it’s been exciting and I’ve spent most of my time lately setting everything up and reorganizing photos and stuff. And, you know, checking out my future neighborhood via Google Earth.
But I digress. Here are some links I enjoyed this week:
— Hone your newly acquired story reading skills with Japanese Crepe Paper Fairy Tales, from BibliOdyssey. Some of these look familiar – maybe I read them in other story compilations.
— William of Hang Fire Books shows off his very cool apartment, in which he has amazingly managed to store 6,000 books while maintaining eating/sleeping/sitting space. Nice job! He also posts some neat retro bookplates.
— Book Hunter’s Holiday shares Bibliomania, a documentary produced by the ABAA and available on YouTube in six parts. It looks really interesting, and since I’ve got some time today I think I’ll spend the evening watching it. Now that I have a laptop with a working battery I can do so from my awesome lawn chair.
Speaking of video, when will I have a chance to see the Stephen Fry Gutenberg documentary? Attention BBC: I will be more than happy to pay good monies for your programming via iTunes or wherever. Please consider the impassioned plea of an American trapped in the sticks.
— As for America – thank goodness for the 1st Amendment, or, Quebec bookseller sued over non-fiction title, via BookNinja.