Friday, July 24, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different...

"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."

Wow! Busy week in the book world...

First, some E-Book news-

Kindle 2 users file class action suit against Amazon - Book Business Magazine

Some E-Books more equal than others? NY Times

Barnes & Noble opens its own E-Book store - Book Soul Mates

Now onto other matters...

Great character tips in Helen's Visual Writing Prompt post - Straight From Hel

Marion Gropen discusses Plagiarism, Piracy and You - Publishing For Profit

Blogger tip! J. Kaye discusses the importance of adding photos to your posts - J. Kaye’s Book Blog

Borders opens new area in stores just for teens. (One last desperate attempt before they go under?) - Wall Street Journal

Don't forget - the Second Annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week is September 14-18, 2009 Book Blogger Appreciation Week


Last but not least, news of the weird!

These people qualify for the Darwin Award - stupid things said during real job interviews - CNN

And I forgot to mention last week, but CNN had a story about a teen who fell into a manhole while texting.

I hope he's okay, but - that is really, really funny!!!


PHOTO OF THE DAY

This is Trans Siberian Orchestra, who we see every year!


Just prepping ourselves for some concert excitement, as we will be seeing Dream Theatre in Asheville, NC next Wednesday night! (So I will be offline for a day or two.)

10 comments:

  1. As always, lots of good links to check out - so I must get busy! Great photo btw.

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  2. Thanks for the links! Checking out the one on adding photos to posts now.

    Enjoy Asheville.

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  3. Busy busy busy indeed! :)

    And WOW - what an awesome photo!

    The Old silly

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  4. I love Spunk on a Stick Fridays, and not just because you sometimes mention me. I've already clicked on at least three of your links to visit and may come back for more. And I, too, think it's rather funny that the teen fell through a manhole while texting - as long as s/he's not hurt. I would never fall down a manhole while texting - because I am suck at texting and have to stand still while doing it.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  5. Thank you, Marvin!

    And Helen, you made me laugh out loud! I can't even stand still and correctly press the buttons on my cell phone...

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  6. Thanks for the Book World updates, keeping us informed!

    I've heard Trans Siberian Orchestra has an amazing light show. It sure looks it from your photo!

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  7. What a great lineup for authors, Diane!
    Best,
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson

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  8. Hi Diane! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I thought the stupid things said during real job interviews were hilarious! Good luck with your Circle of Friends young adult series! :-)

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  9. Hi! Always love this blog. You never fail to include something that makes me smile. Thanks!

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  10. These "Something Completely Different" blogs of yours are always a lot of fun. Having been on many hiring committees, I was especially drawn to the CNN job interview link here. I've heard some doozies ... most of them escape me for the moment, although I do remember getting the "I've never heard such a stupid question." idiocy once. That was about the politest thing this very angry individual had to say, but he stuck out the interview as if he still expected to get the job. Needless to say ... *nyuk nyuk*

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