Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Google Alerts: Oldie but Goodie

Google Alerts may be old news, but it sure is a gem. Google Alerts lets you track anything on the Web that shows up in Google's search. Very handy. And free.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Looking for God in Harry Potter

Apparently, Rowling "has said in an interview that if she talked about her faith every fan would know what would happen in the books," says John Granger, author of LOOKING FOR GOD IN HARRY POTTER.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: the Magazine

Geared to women between the ages of 35 and 54, the magazine will combine inspirational stories with information on fashion, food, beauty, the home and entertainment. Hmmm...

Atlantic Magazine's Fiction Issue

Atlantic's fiction issue is online now. Stories and essays by Nathan Englander, Jouce Carol Oates, Adam Haslett, Rick Moody, Mary Gordon, et al.

Summer Reading for Foodies

Rachel Forrest, former restaurant owner, now a world traveler and freelance writer, put together this nifty list.

Connie Briscoe, Formerly Deaf Author

This is probably slightly on the tasteless side...who cares if the woman was deaf? But it interested me.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Now, is a cool website. That's the kind of website Lake-Oz-Fic-Chick wishes it were, but will never be. Laila Lalami's book comes out in the fall.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

My aim in blogging -- and Persephone Books

I should note here that my aim for this blog is not to make me famous, or to have a forum to say witty, insightful things, or ... well, you get the drift. Obviously, if I were doing it for those reasons, I would fail miserably. I add to this blog to let folks know what's new in my workplace, plus point y'all to some cool books or websites or publishers or whatever. And because I can't help myself. Put it this way. It keeps me from spamming my friends with info every time I hear about something I like. I just post the info here and the impulse to share it disappears. Thus, this blog saves YOU from spam. Count your blessings.

That said, check this out: Persephone Books is sooo cool. I think I'll order some of their books for 'my' library.