June 3rd, 2009

Notes to self

1. No more weird days that cause you to lose hours of writing!

2. Most especially, days when computer refuses to start up, and even kind man at Apple support can't make it work.

3. But if you do have a weird day and the kind man can't make the computer start, do NOT wear run out of house wearing brand new wrap blouse without test driving it first.

4. If you do wear brand new wrap blouse, bring safety pin.

5. If you forget and wear new wrap bluse and do not bring safety pin, do not bother trying to tug edges of blouse together or pull it up. Because it won't work.

6. If you do end up basically flashing cute guy at "Genius Bar" plus other customer, do not let on that you know that they saw. Act as if nothing happened.

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Sherman Alexie knows how to get press

At a BookExpo panel, Alexie called the Amazon Kindle “elitist” and said that he wanted to hit a woman sitting on a plane who was using a Kindle on her flight to New York.

But it’s also true that his books are available for the Kindle. In an online interview, Alexie says, “I consider the Kindle elitist because it’s too expensive. I also consider it elitist because, right now, one company is making all the rules. I am also worried about Jeff Bezos’ comments about wanting to change the way we read books. That’s rather imperial. Having grown up poor, I’m also highly aware that there’s always a massive technology gap between rich and poor kids.”

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Library Journal tries to get all “Twitterable”

Library Journal is changing its reviews. “The librarian-centric focus no longer makes sense in an electronic environment where our reviews appear in online catalogs and other resources that patrons use to find titles, place holds or make purchases, or even add their own comments. In the last few issues of LJ, we've begun to direct our assessment mainly toward the reader.”

You can read more here.

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