November 07, 2012

October News Roundup

* For all of you Cthuluhu fans, something I never expected to see on NPR: "'Softball-Sized Eyeball' Washes Up In Florida; Can You I.D. It?"
And then the mystery was solved:

* A bit of post-Halloween creepiness for you: skeletal remains found in 100-year-old tree uprooted by Sandy:

* Robert J. Sawyer shares the five biggest misconceptions about science fiction writers:

* Thanks to Chats for the link to this New Yorker article on how bookstores select their stock & why even esoteric human selections trump suggestion engines:

* The restored desk where Bram Stoker wrote DRACULA is up for auction, if you happen to have an extra $60,000 - $80,000 lying around.

* Overheard in the store: "There ought to be a word for wanting to hug someone and strangle them at the same time.  There probably is, in German."

* Thanks to Amanda for this link to the Dead Author Podcast:

* Holiday Hours:
Borderlands Books will be closed on Thanksgiving (November 22nd), Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year's Day (January 1st, 2013).  We will  close early, at 6 pm, on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and New Year's Eve (December 31st).  We will be open late, until 10 pm, the week before Christmas (December 17th - 23rd).

Borderlands Cafe will be open from 8 am to 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day.  On Christmas and New Years Eve we'll be open from 8 am to 5 pm and on Christmas and New Years day we'll be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

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