My Favorite Lit-Blog Things This Week of July 27

The Guardian Blog has decided to conduct a not-the-Booker prize competition with, they hope, a better shortlist and better winner. The idea being that the Booker usually does a poor job of picking great books. Click over to the blog to make a nomination.

When novelists sober up.

Abebooks, a very fine place to go for signed, first edition, and hard to find books, has posted their “Top 20 Top 10 Lists”.

For a website to frivol away time, I suggest Visuwords, the online graphical dictionary and thesaurus. It is mesmerizing.

“This is what Roth is scrutinising in The Breast, and he successfully milks it for all it’s worth.”

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