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The Tintin Movie

August 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

The Tintin Movie is bound to be released in 2009. Yes, it is true.
“After 25 years, they finally said ‘OK, let’s go’,” Nick Rodwell, head of Moulinsart NV, said of the protracted talks with Spielberg since the early 1980s.
– International Herald Tribune

The movie will be created by DreamWorks, that outfit headed by Steven [...]

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Review: 100 Sonnets – Love and Demise

May 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Layne Thrasher about writing his debut book:
Writing is not always peacefully releasing. Sometimes the words haunt, keeping one awake at night until they are released on the piece of paper where they live and breathe and ultimately die if not remembered.

I picked up my copy of the “100 sonnets – love and demise” in the [...]

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Bookswim Prices – Alpha Testing

May 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I am a bookswim alpha tester now! I got an invitation and I signed up for a plan today.
Bookswim is an online book rental library, much like Netflix, only for books. I had first written about BookSwim’s launch plans and then I had posted a link to the interview with Bookswim’s creator.

The plans for Bookswim [...]

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Intentional Typos to Boost My Ego?

April 9th, 2007 · No Comments

In the Preface to the Bibliography of American Literature(BAL) compiled by Jacob Blanck, he says:

“I am told that Chinese printers have a tradition which obliges them to introduce into their work a sprinkling of intentional errors; the reason for this curious action is to provide the careful reader with that sense of superiority which follows [...]

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Distributed Proofreaders Completes 10,000th Book

March 30th, 2007 · No Comments

O’Reilly Radar > Distributed Proofreaders Completes 10,000th Book

Today Distributed Proofreaders (DP) posted a package of texts that takes us over 10,000 completed titles. I’m very proud of our community of volunteers who have accomplished this beautiful number. The 10K package (listed below) showcases the wide range of our volunteers’ interests and talents. For those of [...]

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A Calender with Writing Cues

March 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Take a look at this March 2007 Calendar to see what I mean. Pretty neat idea for those with writer’s block – a pithy sentence or phrase that will get your creative juices flowing. I stumbled across this during my evening walk.


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How to Create an Invisible Book Shelf

March 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Set up an Invisible Book Shelf for yourself. Of course, the
key to it is that you butcher a book that you don’t want anymore, but all in all, it is a pretty cool effect.

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Otto Frank’s Letters

March 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Otto Frank—who survived the Holocaust by living out Auschwitz—was trying to save his wife Edith, his mother-in-law Rosa Hollander and his daughters Margot and Anne. The 80 letters how his effort to get out of Holland, and how he failed in doing that. These letters were just released and became common knowledge.

Had he got out, [...]

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Interview with George Burke – BookSwim’s Owner

March 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

We’ll explode in year 2 as we revolutionize the way America reads.
Joe Wikert interviews George Burke, who owns, or works for BookSwim. I had written about Bookswim (Bookswim: Netflix for Books) earlier. This interview puts some things straight – like how they plan to fix the problem of super heavy books and their postage. The [...]

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Art Garfunkel’s Reading/Music Lists

January 20th, 2007 · No Comments

I stumbled upon Art Garfunkel(of Simon and Garfunkel fame)’s Reading List and Music List.
The Reading List is amazing, containing each and every book he has ever read since 1970!!!

His fourth alltime favorite song is his own song, the Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
There was a time in my life when I wouldn’t sleep without listening to [...]

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