All posts tagged Books

On design

I would totally read this (even faster than I would Pride & Prejudice & Zombies): (via Caustic Cover Critic)

Let The Right One In

Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist It’s been a long while since I’ve read anything this wonderful, engrossing, or disturbing.  It’s been years since I’ve read anything this good. Let The Right One In is everything that you think it is, and nothing that you think it is.  Vampires, you think.  Well, […]

Seen and Heard, 2008

In lieu of a numbered list, here you’ll find a bulleted list — well, several of them — covering my favorite books and movies of 2008.  And, because I’m slow, a goodly number of them will be of items released before 2008.  But that’s when I saw them.  So there.  Enjoy! In Theaters: Let The […]

Books, telling stories

I’ve always wanted to do something like this, but haven’t gotten around to it.  Book spines, telling stories.  You don’t even need to open them! (via Bookslut via TMN)

Once again, “If you give a moose a muffin” comes to the rescue

Filed under Things I Am Bad At: Judge a book by its cover.  The goal of this (simple, difficult) game is to guess the average number of stars under the book’s listing on Amazon.  You get a running tally of how many you guessed correctly.

Perilous indeed

A book’s journey from one language into another can be perilous. The Russian title for J. D. Salinger’s classic tale of adolescence translates as “Above the Precipice in the Rye.” A clerk in a Yokohama bookshop once told John Steinbeck’s wife that yes, he had a copy of Steinbeck’s “Angry Raisins.” Has this bumpy road gotten […]

Strangely, ‘Left Behind’ isn’t

The top 10 most discarded books in hotel rooms 1. The Blair Years by Alastair Campbell 2. Don’t You Know Who I Am? by Piers Morgan 3. A Whole New World by Jordan 4. Wicked by Jilly Cooper 5. Dr Who Creatures & Demons by Justin Richard 6. The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown 7. […]

Useful information, by any standard

No child should touch a gun or pistol, or on any account present one at another person. We behold a little boy shooting his sister dead! And: Here we see the danger of playing with lighted candles. One little girl has set the bed-curtains on fire, and the other her hair; and both are in […]

I Am Legend

I’d always assumed the criteria were loose (at best), but I didn’t realize that the only necessary condition of stating that a movie is “Based On” the book is a cursory glance at the book’s cover and a $150 million budget. No, really; that’s it. And I know “the book” is traditionally supposed to be […]