This one was difficult only because I really have several favorites (broken down generically). The Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy”, The Alchemist, The Hacker Ethic, and The Sword In The Stone all vie for the top spot, but I have to tip my hat to Goldman’s story-within-a-story that combines all the tropes of high adventure and romance found in Sword and Alchemist with the snark and wry sensibilities that I relish in H2G2.
I did enjoy the Frog and Toad books, almost as much as I enjoyed the Claymation interpretations narrated by James Earl Jones.
Arnold Lobel’s beloved books taught children to understand and appreciate their individuality.
Source: Frog and Toad and the Self
Seriously, drop what you’re doing and go play this.
Ernie Cline’s having a high-score contest for ‘Phaëton,’ the fictional game from his novel Armada, and announcing it with this totally radical “commercial.”
Another reminder, y’all, that the digital media you “purchase” is never actually purchased.
Sit right back and I’ll tell a tale—a tale of a fateful e-book.
Excerpts from Jim Heimann’s Surfing, a new book from Taschen that chronicles “the sport of kings” in vivid detail.
I think my sense of right and wrong, my feeling of noblesse oblige, and any thought I may have against the oppressor and for the oppressed came from [Le Morte d’Arthur]….It did not seem strange to me that Uther Pendragon wanted the wife of his vassal and took her by trickery. I was not frightened to find that there were evil knights, as well as noble ones. In my own town there were men who wore the clothes of virtue whom I knew to be bad….If I could not choose my way at the crossroads of love and loyalty, neither could Lancelot. I could understand the darkness of Mordred because he was in me too; and there was some Galahad in me, but perhaps not enough. The Grail feeling was there, however, deep-planted, and perhaps always will be.