This week's Dog Ears include a look at the e-books litigation, as well as a blogger who pulled a Bronte (or Eliot, or Sand, or Rowling):
- For those of you following the legal development of e-books, here's an article from The Guardian, "War is declared in the world of e-books."
- And here's another shot in the war, this time from the Author's Guild, "Random House's Retroactive Rights Grab," which basically says, "Oh, no they didn't!"
- Margaret Atwood listed "Ten Gifts to Give Beginning Novelists," which includes a large box, "for all the drafts."
- Jezebel writer Anna N. posted a list of "8 Awesome Books By Women: An '00s Virtual Bookshelf." As the list is not intended as a listing of the best books of the '00s, I can link to it without the inevitable eye roll.
- Here's an entertaining video of Brian Cox (of Running with Scissors) teaching a toddler the "To be or not to be" soliloquy from Hamlet.
- Not strictly "literary," but James Chartrand, blogger and web designer of Men with Pens, "came out" as a woman in a piece entitled "Why James Chartrand Wears Women's Underwear," which highlights some of the sexism inherent in the online community.