Some interesting best books of the year lists at Ghost Word.
Confessions of an Idiosycratic Mind notes -- and registers -- some high dudgeon over the Crime Writers Association's growing cozy with filthy lucre.
Today in Literature reminds us that on this date in 1976, Saul Bellow delivered hi Nobel Prize acceptance speech: "...there is no simple choice between the children of light and the children of darkness," Bellow said. "Good and evil are not symmetrically distributed along political lines." (Tell that to Cary Tennis.)
Read Bellow's whole speech here.