Tuesday, December 21, 2004

How to procrastinate wrapping Christmas presents

Board games for bookworms. (CSMonitor)

The top selling books of 2004. (USAToday) I've read 16 of them, but none in 2004. I meant to reread Cold Mountain this year.

Gallup says fifty-one percent of Americans get their news from local television broadcasts. (Editor and Publisher) The poll failed to ask about radio news habits.

Half-Blood Prince, to be published July 16, already sits atop online best seller lists. (Wizard News) Oh, and Harry doesn't die--yet.

Booker International short list to be announced in early 2005 (BBC)

Alan Cheuse's 2004 holiday book picks. (NPR)

A new Edward P. Jones story. (New Yorker)

Hillbilly photography. (Blue Ridge Blog)

Traditional libraries will survive the digital age. (Times)

Henry David Thoreau said, "In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows and doors are half concealed, but from whose chimneys the smoke cheerfully ascends." (Writer's Almanac)

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