Thursday, February 24, 2005

Bits and Pieces

Online book groups led by the author. I think it's a great idea. The only thing I'd be worried about is if I didn't like the book. Did you know there is an award for the top online short stories? Well there is. Read them here at the Million Writers Award website. You can satisfy you hunger for books and food all at the same time. No, it's not a book-sandwich, it's a book about M.F.K. Fisher. A book-sandwich sounds good though. Would you like mayo with that? Jane Eyre stamps. Aparrently there is a little controversy because Dear Jane is depicted as - gasp! - middle-aged! Subcomondante Marcos can now add author to his resume. His book, Uncomfortable Deaths, has "the Zapatistas send rebel Elias Contreras to skulk about Mexico City and uncover the secrets of a shadowy right-wing group that carried out 'dirty war' murders in the 1970s and maintains ties to the current government." He obviously took "write what you know" to heart.