World Wide Websday: January 30, 2013

book magic

I don’t have an source for this beautiful piece of art. If you know the artist, please let me know so I can credit it appropriately.

Ron Howard is in talks to direct a movie version of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.

Alan Moore is most known for the graphic novel The WatchmenHere’s a guide to reading a bit deeper into his repertoire.

Would you like a flying car?

Nerdscape contest. I may have to do this.

A great column with several prominent authors contributing discussing which books would benefit from rebranding as YA novels, and which YA novels should be reissued as adult books. I agree with a lot of the suggestions.

With books being so expensive, it can be difficult to make the decision to plunk down your hard earned money without actually getting a taste of the book yourself. Suvudu to the rescue! This wonderful book site hosts 50 page Fridays, where they release 50 pages of brand new novels for you to check out. Head over to their homepage, and scroll through the options they have for you to read on the right hand side of the screen.

Sorry this week’s column is a little short. I’ve been sucked into a reading frenzy by all the lovely books I have. More reading = less internet.


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RUTH ARNELL is a professor of political science in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.

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4 comments

  1. Am I the only one who thinks flying cars are not that great an idea? I mean, really? People navigating in 3 dimensions while eating a burger, texting, yelling at the kids to sit down, and putting on mascara? Eeek.

    • I know, Marion. I’ve often thought the same thing. And we’d have to have some sort of air traffic control. I don’t know how all this is going to work, but I do think we’ll be doing it someday. Maybe for a while it will just be cops and other officials.

  2. wow. I used to have the pic set as my FB wall paper!

  3. Love the picture. Interesting rebranding discussion. I am often tempted to reshelve books in my local bookstore.

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