Suffering from a Case of Shadenfoer?
I like to have some links right before lunch, how about you?
- The Guardian book blog has spotted the cresting wave of Shadenfoer, the envy and subsequent hatred of Jonathan Safran Foer. Gawker is also on board with the trend. I wrote about it a few months ago. Vroman's Bookstore: trendsetter.
- Via Boing Boing, the LA Times recommends 50 great homemade gifts. As much as we love the idea of a homemade gift, we politely ask you to consider giving a book as a gift this year. Adding something handmade would be a nice touch, though.
- Via Kottke, comes this really cool book cover contest: create a fake book cover using an image from Life Magazine's photo archive.
- Here's an idea I can get behind: Michael Pollan for a new cabinet position, Secretary of Food. (Spur of the moment gift idea: Change somebody's life by getting them The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Urban Homestead.)