Thursday, February 10, 2011

Time for some literary fun! What were the bestsellers during the week you were born? Mine were The Winds of War (fiction) and Eleanor and Franklin (nonfiction), but an Agatha Christie mystery, The Exorcist, and The Last Whole Earth Catalog were also on the top 10 lists at the time. Personality profiles may be drawn from this information, possibly.

Wil Wheaton thinks libraries are awesome. That's because they are! Philip Pullman is also a big library fan, and has joined the fight against the proposed library closures in the UK. There's a poster campaign as well, and there's even a library-closure-themed version of the bunker scene from Downfall, because, well, why not?

The BBC has gotten a lot of flack over the years for recording over master tapes of old shows like Doctor Who back in the day. As they prepare to delete nearly 200 websites, some are saying they haven't learned from the past at all.

Meanwhile, here in America, the National Archives has discovered it's very expensive to digitize everything.

Tomorrow: Friday! And links from others. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's kind of creepy, the way the lists kind of fit the person. Yours most definitely suits you.
Here's mine:

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex - I always have been curious, haha

The Sensuous Woman by J need I say more?

Human Sexual Inadequacy - probably not but its good to be aware that these things can happen, constant vigilance, that's my motto haha

Love Story - everybody has one

Deliverance - dangerous hillbillies

The Godfather - Italian hillbillies

French Lieutenant's Woman - usually dislike romances, so haven't read it, but I understand it decries suffocating mores, societal control, so...

I guess beauty and ugliness clashed hard in 1970.