Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Every Blog Counts...

even when all seems very silent. Yes, this isn't exactly a political blog and won't save the world/the Middle East/whales (although my recent Shebytches column has some solutions to global war involving Alanis Morrissette and a donkey) but - who knew? - it might actually help sell the books that I love and rave about.
Now, I have no idea if anyone reading this blog actually goes, hmm, yes, I shall go out and experience Delirium's Library, but Random House seems to think that you might. They've just asked if they can quote part of a posting in the shiny paperback edition of The Outlaw Varjak Paw. Wow. Of course, I went through the "oooooooh noooooooo, RH are evil conglomerate German-owned, Da Vinci Code publishing demons" and then thought, myah, knock it off. That's so COOL!
So big happy wishes to SF Said on the paperback publication and, er, get out there and get cat-tastic, yall!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Where to Get ZInes in London

Small and surviving, bookartbookshop is like the ICA's little sister, but cooler. If you like artists' books, paper art, zines, weird stuff and buttons, there's no need to be in London: you can shop online. And if you have zines etc., Kelly, the power-that-is, takes them on commission to add to her cavern of delights.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

New SiP day!

Tee hee, what the hell! There's only 7 more Wednesdays left to celebrate, folks... after that no new crazy love triangle from Texas to brighten my life every six weeks. I fear end-of-Buffy-style apocalypticness, and not in the Mel Gibson, Mayan speaking sense. If you've never read Strangers in Paradise, start now and be ready for the final battle, er, issue, in 8 months time...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Queers and Freaks Untie!

It's not often I'm so crazy about a book that I want to run around telling complete strangers to read it (er, except what else is a blog for?) but here goes: Hello, Cruel World is amazing. It's Whedonesque, hopeful, crazy, intense, useful, inspiring, funny, informative, challenging, queer, sexy, illuminating and could form the basis of a very disorganised religion. If you don't believe me, then listen up to author Kate Bornstein doing a way better job that I can of persuading you here. Bornstein for President! And props to LiP for putting the Gender Talk interview in their ever-useful, intelligent, infuriating and ass-kicking Media Picks list.