One of these things is not like the others, one of these things is not the same, one of these things DOES NOT BELONG in a review box
April 24, 2012
This just in from our What The Hell desk in our Service Center Newsroom–a hay hook has been found sitting inside one of the red review boxes that came in yesterday’s delivery. Send me an email if it yours and we’ll figure out how to get it back to you.
posted by jim who is a wee bit flummoxed this morning.
April 27, 2011
Galley Cat posted a wonderful video Jersey Shore Meets Oscar Wilde where two stars of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde now on Broadway launched a video series–reading Jersey Shore dialogue in the style of Wilde’s play:
I found the rest of these on You Tube (be aware that the language is direct from “Jersey Shore” and not always bleeped out).
posting by Lorraine
September 22, 2010
last week, a rather snotty commercial made the rounds in which the Kindle goes head-to-head with the iPad in a poolside rumble. it’s clear that the beautiful people are the ones who spend their money wisely by buying the Kindle for their sunny vacations.
Amazon is responsible for the mainstream acceptance of the e-reader thanks to the Kindle, and it has a virtually insurmountable dominance of the market. Yet, Amazon seems to have some sort of Napoleon complex about the Apple iPad, as evidenced by its new marketing campaign.
there is also this puzzling statement to consider from Jeff Bezos who in a June interview with Forbes declared that the iPad is not Kindle’s competition.
Fortune: Obviously, the Kindle’s price drop was in response to Barnes & Noble’s price cut on the Nook. Did the iPad and its overnight success play a role, too?
Bezos: No. The iPad… I think there are going to be a bunch of tablet-like devices. It’s really a different product category. The Kindle is for readers.
perhaps the Kindle’s marketing plan and Bezos’s opinion has changed in the last 3 months?
posting by marin
September 10, 2010
about 6 months ago, i noticed a couple of backlist mmpb available through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, but with a $20+ price tag – egads! in completing adult fiction rincs yesterday, it unfortunately appears that this is an ever increasing occurrence.
as a steward of tax payer money, we cannot in good conscience pay upwards of $25 for a binding that will last 10 circs at best and more likely 1-3. our options? ILL or the used marketplace where publishers, authors, and vendors see no profits. time to rethink this strategy.
posting by marin
November 5, 2009
Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” has received attention from Harvard Lampoon with the just-released “Nightlight.” this is Harvard Lampoon’s first parody since the 1969 “Bored of the Rings.” continuing its string of exclusive’s, EW’s Shelf Life featured the first chapter a couple of days ago for our reading enjoyment. below are the first 3 paragraphs, but check out the entire first chapter. funniest use of Diaspora ever.
1. FIRST LOOK
The hot phoenix sun glared down on the car windowsill where my bare, pallid arm dangled shamelessly. My mom and I were both going to the airport, but only I had a ticket waiting for me, and that ticket was one-way.
I had a dejected, brooding expression on my face, and I could tell from the reflection in the window that it was also an intriguing expression. It seemed out of place, coming from a girl in a sleeveless, lacy top and bell-bottom jeans (stars on the back pockets). But I was that kind of girl — out of place. Then I shifted from that place on the dashboard to a normal position in the seat. Much better.
I was exiling myself from my mom’s home in Phoenix to my dad’s home in Switchblade. As a self-exiled exile, I would know the pain of Diaspora and the pleasure of imposing it, callously disregarding my own pleas to say one last good-bye to the potted fungus I was cultivating. I had to coarsen my skin if I was going to be a refugee in Switchblade, a town in northwest Oregon that no one knows about. Don’t try to look it up on a map — it’s not important enough for mapmakers to care about. And don’t even think about looking me up on that map — apparently, I’m not important enough either.
the book is ranked 766 in Amazon sales, but has no holds at Sno-Isle. do twilighters take their Bella and Edward too seriously to read a paraody?
posting by marin