Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday Dog Ears

This week's Dog Ears feature a library moving towards a future with no books as well as capitalism giving Snooki a hand up over Toni Morrison:
  • I've always thought that the importance of books to libraries was overrated, haven't you?  The Newport Beach Library is considering going bookless, with one board member saying, "You don't want to be like the railroads and go out of business."
  • Jennifer Garner may or may not be playing Miss Marple in a new film version of the Agatha Christie series.  Sigh.
  • Kristin Hoggatt, professional poet, at The Smart Set at Drexel University writes about "Words vs. Work" in yet another timely find on creativity vs. "real" work.
  • If you thought we were done hearing about J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, think again and read about the security measures in place for one of the copy editors of the series.  (More interesting, actually is the tag line at the bottom of the article: "Everybody has a story. The problem is that some of them are boring. If yours is not, contact Dave Bakke." Ha.) 
  • Finally, in news that is sure to depress the literate world, Snooki received $2000 more than Toni Morrison for an appearance at Rutgers University.  (What's more depressing to me is that anyone could receive $30K just for showing up somewhere, whether that person is a Jersey Shore star or author of awesome novels Beloved or The Bluest Eye.)

2 comments:

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

You know what will really make you sigh?

The thought that some of these links would have been shoo-ins for an "April Fools' Day Dog Ears" post . . . if they hadn't been real.

Double sigh!

(Oh, look! Captcha is "read"! That's a good omen, right? LOL!)

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

About half of the news these days makes me wish every day was April Fools Day.

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