A rare-book blog has created a couple of bookish themed games. They’re pretty good at burning a few minutes on a lazy holiday afternoon. Though, I think I have the lowest score on the “famous First Lines” game. I faired much better at “Letter-a-ture”. Which is even more fun because of the two player setting.
Posting will remain a little light this week, as I shed my holiday sugar induced shakes and relearn the mechanics of typing.
I hope your holiday season has been a peaceful one!
Here’s a pretty neat post from some folks over at Picador about publishing a book simultaneously as a hardback and paperback.
I’ve always wondered if it’s two different customer sets. Paperbacks have always been easier for me to read, so I always go for those (the lower price point helps too). But the hardbacks look sooooo much better on the shelf and 9 out of 10 times are designed better.
From my desk here I can see six titles that I bought in paperback and liked it so much that I bought it in hardback too. Is that weird? I haven’t reread any of them, but it just seems more appropriate to have these books as hardbacks sitting on my shelf.
Penguin’s new graphical covers for their classics series is great and gets this week’s “Thumbs Up”.