Friday, January 27, 2012
Passion & Prose, Non-Bookstores, Heroic Librarians & Fatty McFattins
misplaced mojo, here are some linky highlights I've culled off the Interwebs the last few days.
For romance junkies that live in Southern California, there is the Passion and Prose event in Long Beach on February 25. The event is a wee bit on the pricey side - but there is a fantastic mix of authors on board, plus keynote speakers like Meg Cabot, Christina Dodd and Gail Carriger. This certainly looks like it could be a nice alternative if ponying up for the entire RWA conference in Anaheim this summer isn't an option. I'm planning on attending, hopefully I'll see some of you there!
When Is A Bookstore Not A Bookstore? Seems Amber decided to visit the Barnes & Noble where she used to work and was none too pleased with what she encountered. Can't say I blame her.
Publishers, you know besides Borders going belly-up, this would be another good reason why you shouldn't be jerking libraries around. Frankly? You need us. A lot. Because if this is the future of brick and mortar bookstores? Y'all are screwed.
20 heroic librarians who save the world. See publishers, librarians can even save the world! I'm quite pleased to see that my alter ego made the list, although to have her sitting behind Noah Wyle? I mean, really?!
For the record, I'm the only Tigers fan on the planet who hates this deal. Oh sure, there will be a lovely honeymoon period of about three years, and then after that I foresee Jabba The Hutt wearing the Old English D. Also, moving Miguel Cabrera to third base? Whatever drugs they're doing in Detroit, someone pass some this way because it's obviously something potent. I now have the slowest, fattest infield in the history of the world. Oh sure, they'll mash some taters, but defense? You know, the other half of the game? Just sayin'.