Thursday, July 21, 2005

The E-Literary Rundown: Week of 7/21/04

Library Books Possible Explosive
What will I do if I can't take a good book on MARTA shuttle?
In today's Herald Sun Geraldine Mitchell reports that library books have been banned on a community bus service for the elderly.
It leaves the most vulnerable in our community unsure how they will get shopping home and continue to enjoy visiting the library and borrowing books,
Sunshine Residents and Ratepayers Association treasurer, Ms. Darlene Reilly said.

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Litblogs Provide a New Alternative for Readers
by Scott Esposito
What litblogs arguably add to the scene is the chance for readers to enter into the discussion and talk books with other intelligent readers; it is by posting daily and by opening interactivity to not just bloggers, but also their readers, that litblogs have taken the tradition of an alternative literary community in a new direction

What's the best christian litblog?
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Beam us up, Scotty.

Yesterday James Boohan, Startrek's Beloved Scotty passed. The ashes of Star Trek actor James Doohan, who died on Wednesday, are to be sent into space at his request.
Doohan, who was 85, played engineer Scotty in the original sci-fi series. He died of pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease at his home in Washington.
In BBC's obit of Boohan:
His plaintive, if somewhat unauthentic, Scottish cry - "I dannae if she can take any more, Captain!" - rang through the outer edges of the cosmos as Captain James T Kirk urged even more power out of the craft.

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Using Fiction to Sell Fiction
Book Publishers Create Fake Web Sites,Blogs,
Offer Free Downloads to Promote Titles

By VAUHINI VARA
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE
July 15, 2005

I can't summaraize this article. You have to read this for yourself.
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Reader's Digest hits 1000th edition

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Christian Fiction Summer picks from the Accidental Poet
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Vanity Fair as Christian Fiction?

Thackeray wrote Vanity Fair to illustrate the emptiness and futility of life without God. He expressed this sentiment in a letter to his mother:
‘What I want is to make a set of people living without God in the world (only that is a cant phrase) greedy pompous mean perfectly self-satisfied for the most part and at ease about their superior virtue.’”

Have you read it? Would you agree?


Writing to see what the end's gon' be,
Dee

1 comments:

Sherry said...

Thanks for reading.

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