Thursday, March 20, 2008

Links Fest

~ No, it's not an April Fool's—Borders is considering putting itself up for sale, finally.

~ The Morning News' Tournament of Books is halfway through the second round. I tanked in Round One, Game Two when I predicted The Savage Detectives would handily beat Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name. Even though I disagree with the judge's assessment, I will give the Vendela Vida book a shot.

~ If there is such a thing as an afterlife, I hope Geo. J. and Jon Hassler have been reunited. Beloved author Jon Hassler, whose unconquerable will to write became as much admire
d as his novels steeped in small-town Minnesota, died early Thursday of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a Parkinson’s-like disease. He was 74.


Kristin said...

I really enjoyed the Vida book, but haven't been able to lay my hands on Savage Detectives, so can't compare them my self. I'm loving this year's tournament as an excuse to use/abuse my library queue again and am currently enjoying Then We Came to the End, with Shadow Catcher up next, I think.

jennifer said...

Thanks for visiting Kristin! I'm impressed that you're reading along with the TOB. It's my intention to do so each year, and yet...

Thanks also for the recommendation on the Vida. Going into this year's TOB, it's the book in which I was least interested, but I've changed my mind since reading the judge's review.

My book group is reading We Came to the End for our next discussion--seems pretty timely. Looking forward to seeing what you think of it, too.