You’re witnessing the birth of a new feature. Or rather, the repackaging of something I would do every once in a while. I like book blogs that have some kind of awareness of the world beyond that of the latest book read. So here are just a few snippets of interesting information I have become aware of that I thought I would share.
Also from that NPR new roundup, several thousands of books were burned when a library of a Greek Orthodox priest was burned by an arsonist. The priest is amazing in his forgiveness of the arsonist. I still can’t fathom all those books that were burned.
3D printers bring a new wonder to the world: a 3D printed book cover. It’s obviously in limited supply as each cover takes 15 hours to print. The book is from Riverhead Books, On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee.
I am not an author. Sure, I have daydreams of that happening, but I am fully aware that to be an author means settling down and actually writing. And I can barely do everything else I want to do, so I’m being realistic: I will likely not ever be an author. That said, I thought this article on The Huffington Post was great. It explains some of the factors that are considered by publishers to take a book.
And finally, science fiction great, Isaac Asimov wrote some predictions for 2014 in 1964 for the World’s Fair. It’s pretty interesting.