Operation RIF Car & Neil Gaiman - 2011
gatsbylives: 1) Neil Gaiman is being interviewed in L.A. tomorrow night by actor Patton Oswalt at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. 2) Reading Is Fundamental’s ”Be Book Smart” car is in L.A. tomorrow night. I have just sent our on-the-ground marketing person every single bit of Neil contact info I possibly have. COME ON, UNIVERSE. LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
Library Built of Giant Books
booksnbrew: Don’t you wish your downtown had this street? The book spines are built out of mylar and measure ~25 feet by ~9 feet. Constructed in 2006, books were voted in by community and patrons. The 22 choices include Tolkien, Joseph Heller, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ray Bradbury, Mark Twain, Harper Lee, and more! More photos, links after the break -> -> Read More
SESSIONS: Vanessa Veselka on her novel Zazen →
nthword: nthWORD: This strikes me as the sort of book that might get banned under a dictatorship. Are you sleeping with one eye open waiting for the pin-striped suits in fat pink ties to show up at your doorstep? VV: The American Library Association keeps a list of banned books and it reads like a goddamned literary canon. I mean you could give a sixteen year old that list and say, read like it...
A literary academic can no more pass a bookstore than an alcoholic can pass a...– Carolyn G. Heilbrun
But privately, some publishers said they were skeptical. “We pay for the author...– Come Meet the Author, but Be Prepared to Open Your Wallet - NYTimes.com I don’t love the idea of charging for events, but this incredulity that businesses need to make money in order to stay in business strikes me as…what’s the word…STUPID? (via rachelfershleiser)
gatsbylives: Nice blog. ;) (I work at the national office of Reading Is Fundamental.) Thanks, @gatsbylives. Sounds like you have an awesome job! I am ever-so-slightly jealous. Keep up the good work (at your job and with your blog, which is so very wonderful!). :D