Jacket Blurbs: 12-4-09
- "You are not running the Bill Clinton Festival, however, you are running the X Literary Festival." – Amanda Craig, How Not To Run A Literary Festival;
- "The hand of Nature may also alter texts, essentially transforming them into 'found objects,' which when presented by artists, are imbued with symbolic and implicative presence." – Altered art books at the Museum of Biblical Art this past summer;
- "'These are our sandwiches,' said Mamet. 'We have our sandwiches here.'" – Roger Ebert, on lunch with David Mamet;
- "Obsession figures largely in several — and meteors, too, weirdly enough." – Glen Weldon, on books to share with friends.
- "This facility has turned a piece of street furniture into a community service in constant use." – a phonebooth becomes a library in the UK, via;
- "…disseminated tuberculosis affecting the joints and liver – probably of bovine origin – would offer a simpler explanation for her symptoms." – cow flu killed Jane Austen?
- "This sex was watching at me, spying on me, like a Gorgon's head." – the winning passage from this year's Bad Sex Awards.
- "The books are better, the mood is better and the year is actually going better." – Bookseller Steve Bercu, to NPR on the Xmas bookselling outlook.
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