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Short Takes

Tracking Jack Kerouac using Google Maps? Sweet.

One more reason why the Quills don’t matter.

How not to start a book club.

It’s Buy a Friend a Book Week, which I did not know until yesterday–but what a great idea.

This hoax is a lot cooler–and a lot funnier–than the memoir-unmasking season: An Incomplete History of the Art of the Funerary Violin.

One of these things is not like the others.

Shortlist for Giller Prize announced.

And for all you Austen aficionados who got huffy when I denounced her: this conference is for you (via Critical Mass)