Thursday, December 08, 2005

Link Accumulation

I have been accumulating some links to share. So without further ado...

  • In case you haven't yet heard, the Patriot Act is due to expire December 31st unless Congress gets it together. And it appears they just might. Those in power are attempting to renew the Act for four years and with few changes. A handful of Democrats are speaking out and threatening a filibuster. The Senate version and the House version do not match so it's going to committee. One of the minor changes is in Section 215. The change would require law enforcement to present evidence that obtaining things like library and bookstore records are relevant to an investigation. However, some Republicans say the Patriot Act is fine just the way it is and oppose any changes. Perhaps as you send out your holiday cards this year, you might want to include your representatives and tell them how you feel about it.
  • After that you might need something a little more lighthearted. Try visiting
  • Okay, this is not very bookish, but I couldn't resist the "which scifi/fantasy character are you?" quiz. I'd rather not be Captain Picard though; I'd rather have him read to me with that sexy voice of his.

    Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

  • Is GooglePrint a a threat to bricks-and-mortar bookstores? Seems unlikely to me. I'd much rather own the book than read it online. Heck, you can borrow books for free from the library but nobody is saying libraries are a threat to bookstores.
  • Looking for an interview of your favorite author? You just might find it at Engaging the Word. There are over 300 audio interviews for your perusal and enjoyment.
  • Finally, as you do your holiday shopping, you might want to stop by Books Price where you can comparison shop for the best deal on that book you're looking for.