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The Internet Is A Marvelous Thing

I have many book reviews to write, but as it is time to set up for the new school year, most of my brain power is absorbed by that.  What’s left from that is going to preparation for next week’s Radar Recommendations.  So today, you get links which I got from other blogs who linked to them.  This is how the blogosphere works, right?  Three people create original content, and everyone else links to them.

No?

I’m glad to hear there’s more than three people creating the internet.  I’m equally glad that the people who create stuff are seen by people I read, thus leading me to cool stuff.

It’s funny, but for all that I am shy and a near-misanthrope (there’s a pun in there), real people’s stories fascinate me.  I love biographies, but more than that I love diaries and journals.  I love personal notes.  So today you get documentation of a process, and inscriptions.

First, via Bookshelves of Doom, I give you the Book Inscription Project.  These folks collect scans/photos of things people have written in books.  My favorite: This Book Stinks.  And of course now I want to go shelf-diving to find my own inscribed books.

Next, BookMoot brings us Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog about her experience creating three Coraline dolls in honor of the special edition release of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline.  I love process documents, so this one is excellent.  I don’t have the attention span to look at all of it right now, but I’m keeping it open to check again later.

Now go forth and explore the internet, and find more wondrous things to share with the rest of us!

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