Trying to get some new author photos before I buzz the hair off. It took about a hundred duds:
To get one keeper:
And then to add insult to injury, my wife conducted a photo shoot with the pets in which every single shot turned out beautiful:
Wow, the novel One of Us by fellow Abominable Gentleman Iain Rowan has been nominated for the Guardian UK's Not the Booker Prize, alongside some literary heavy weights! It's a well-deserved honor.
This is pretty durn cute: Judging a Book by Its Cover: A 6-year-old Guesses What Classic Novels Are All About
We all know that I can't stand the equation of book length with book worth, but here's something I hadn't thought of: it diminishes our already strained ability to participate in a shared culture when reading the important new books is made impossible by their incredible length. An 800 page book obviously takes the place of 3 shorter books that could be just as important, and the argument here is that the extra length is often unimportant research, a showing of work (remember that from math class) rather than added value. Anyway, Are Books Becoming Too Long to Read?