Monday, May 14, 2007

Link-Mad Monday

Back in blogland again, after a great weekend of eating, drinking and dancing, like you oughta. Still recovering a bit, but I've managed to pull together a link or two. But not many, because I'm sleepy.

Michelle of The Inkwell Bookstore in Falmouth, Mass, suggests that indie booksellers tend to be obsessed with bookcovers -- she sites her store's link to Book By Its Cover, a blog by a designer here in Brooklyn whose posts are mostly just pictures of beautiful book images. Beware -- it's strangely addicting... Thanks, Michelle!

The discussion of Alan De Niro's Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead at the Litblog Co-Op has spilled over into this week -- there's a lot going on in those stories, so you've got time to read more.

Speaking of the LBC, I want to send a signed book and publicity poster for Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die! to contest winner Ed Vick, but I can't seem to get ahold of him by email. Anyone know him, tell him to email me with his mailing address so he can get his swag.

Even though (or because) I live here, I want to be first on the list to sign up for the Brooklyn Walking Tours by great Brooklyn authors sponsored by the ABA on the Wednesday before BEA. Only trouble is they're all at once so I can't go to them all! If anyone else is going, let me know so we can compare notes after.

I personally have been totally lame about spending time on Shelfari, but some cool kids have been making the BEA Lit Insiders group into something kinda special. Check out what they're talking about here...

I unfortunately deleted the genius email I got from Algonquin with the "13 BEA Hazards to Avoid", but fortunately Lance Fensterman reproduces it here. Beware, booksellers...

Okay, back to wrestling with the wedding budget and schedule spreadsheets. Please email me if you've been reading exciting stories in the book world I've been missing -- I feel a bit like I've fallen off the map these days. Luckily I'm reading the new Michael Ondaatje book, which allows me to fall IN to another sensual world. Hope you all are having similarly luscious reading experiences as the weather turns warmer. Happy reading!