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Bookbits for March 25th, 2013

…and then you suddenly get the flu.  Followed by the Cold From Hell (which by today has been downgraded to merely Very Annoying).  Meaning all my wonderful plans last week for a well-stocked blog flew out the window with that …

Bookbits for October 12th, 2011

Let’s dive straight in with a whopper: Neil Gaiman interviews Terry Pratchett over at BoingBoing on his latest, Snuff. And the Guardian has a Portrait of the Artist Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, to name but one title of his).  Oh, …

Bookbits for March 31st, 2011

R. I. P. Diana Wynne Jones, author of many, many award-winning and marvelous books (you’ll have heard of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, and Howl’s Moving Castle, I should think), died on Saturday, aged 76.  Some of the very many obituaries …

Bookbits for February 18th, 2011

Borders files for bankruptcy, both in the US and in Australia.  Which reminds me – if you can, help the bookshop around ABC Amsterdam’s corner! Next to “twuffing“, my new favorite word is “lendling”.  A future division of libraries?  Just …

Bookbits for January 7th, 2011

Whew, December was a crazy month for us all, both in the store and on the blog with all those top 5s. No time for Bookbits, in other words – but we’re into a new year, and I’m determined to …