Saturday, August 11, 2012

raw : review : reads

the new photo friday theme is "Raw" - it brought me back to the raw coastline of Lanzarote island, which, seen from a world timeline perspective, was only recently formed by vulcanoes. and on the theme of recently formed:


the new issue of blueprintrview is now finally taking first shape. the theme of it will be re:view, here's a bit more on it: announcing BlueprintReview #30, the RE:VIEW issue & call for (you guessed it) reviews

the issue actually will consist of 2 parts / places: there will be the normal issue on the blueprintreview page, including a combination of reviews and of texts on writing/reading/reviewing. and as there are so many books out there, and an issue can only be that large, there will be a space to share reviews.


some links to weekend reads:

following the theme of reviews:
The Art of the Book Review: Barrett Warner, interviewed by Karen Lillis
some quotes from it: "The printing press democratized literacy, but the Internet democratizes art." - "It’s important for reviewers to know their poetry, but it’s also important for reviewers to come from whichever culture they’re writing for."

following a sidebar link, this leads to Confessions of an Indie Bookstore Clerk by Karen Lillis:
Bagging the Beats at Midnight - which leads to a place i've been to last year: Paris, and the Shakespear bookshop (and makes me remember that there still is a story from there that waits to be written): A Bookman's Holiday in Paris . Also included, this: People who led to my self-publishing.

more non-fiction, and i don't even remember how i arrived here:
bio-Stories - Sharing the extraordinary within ordinary lives

from bio stories to stories at large:
How stories make us human from Richard Gilbert's blog Narrative

which leads to
The Moral of the Story - review of ‘The Storytelling Animal,’ by Jonathan Gottschall in the NY Times Sunday Book Review

which also includes an essay on the world and the universe:
Why Does the World Exist?’ by Jim Holt with this glorious opening line, which also ends this roundabout: "There could have been nothing. It might have been easier. Instead there is something. The universe exists, and we are here to ask about it. Why?"

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