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Friday procrastination: link love – Darwin, dogs, and dictionaries

Happy Friday to all.  I have to admit I am in particularly high spirits today.  I don’t think we have ever had such a wonderful week on the blog.  From Lincoln to Darwin to the Beatles all the great content has kept me busy and blissful.  So once you finish reading the links below, look back at what you missed during the week.

Okay, I admit it, I’ve joined the masses who are obsessed with Michelle Obama.

Did you know the John Hancock Tower is being auctioned off?

Writers and their dogs.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Darwin is credited with the first use of 144 different words, including “creationist,” “alfalfa,” and “rodeo.” And his birthday-mate Lincoln? Only one: “Michigander.”

Would you post your living will on Youtube?

A month after finishing 2666 I’m still reeling in Bolano, though reading Gilead and Home set me straight again.

So who wants to volunteer to buy me the new Kindle?

If books are horses than e-books are cars.

Yum or yuck?

What books are you embarrassed that you haven’t read?  My top three would be Ulysses by James Joyce, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I think reading all three should be my late New Year’s resolution.

A twitter meltdown. Speaking of are you following our twitter>

Recent Comments

  1. Cassie

    You HAVE to read A Confederacy of Dunces. Forget the rest, but definitely read that one!

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