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(New York Daily News)   All the top literary nerds gathered Wednesday evening in Manhattan for the annual National Book Awards. You know, books. Those square things with paper inside them? Remember them?   (nydailynews.com) divider line 21
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2012-11-15 08:29:50 AM  
I don't remember any square ones.
 
2012-11-15 09:10:47 AM  
Is there a graphic novel category?

img.sparknotes.com

My choice.

Dont think I read any new books this year.
 
2012-11-15 09:12:15 AM  
store.drumbum.com
 
2012-11-15 09:20:03 AM  
I call them analog readers.
 
2012-11-15 09:24:57 AM  
I remember them, just not sure why they're classified as entertainment.
 
2012-11-15 09:36:55 AM  
Books still sell just fine dumbassmitter.
 
2012-11-15 09:50:16 AM  

tomasso: I don't remember any square ones.


www.lookingglassreview.com
 
2012-11-15 09:53:44 AM  
This won for non-fiction.

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/hot
 
2012-11-15 09:59:57 AM  
And Elmore Freakin' Leonard won the award for "Distinguished Contribution to American Letters".

This fills me with delight down to the bottom of my coal black heart.
 
2012-11-15 10:00:58 AM  
What you mean like Us Weekly?
 
2012-11-15 10:03:32 AM  
Did this really have to be blogged live? Is the action too fast and intense for a summary after the show or is it that people really needed up to the minute information?
 
2012-11-15 10:39:36 AM  
Are those the ipads with sharp corners?
 
2012-11-15 10:47:04 AM  

Unauthorized Bratwurst: And Elmore Freakin' Leonard won the award for "Distinguished Contribution to American Letters".

This fills me with delight down to the bottom of my coal black heart.


According to NPR, he was planning on retiring, but since the got the award he's decided to keep writing.
 
2012-11-15 10:48:47 AM  
Ah, yes, books. The ultimate long-term data storage solution, yet still compatible with the Mk. I Eyeball.
 
2012-11-15 10:51:02 AM  

Unauthorized Bratwurst: And Elmore Freakin' Leonard won the award for "Distinguished Contribution to American Letters".

This fills me with delight down to the bottom of my coal black heart.


Ditto.
 
2012-11-15 11:38:58 AM  
Unfortunately, the books I read are way too obscure to get awards.
 
2012-11-15 11:40:24 AM  
Sheriff: Oh one other thing Earlie. Your boy needs to be in school.
Earlie Cuyler: School? Ain't dat da damn place where they got all dem uhh lets see, whatcha call um uhh? Fold outs covered in scriblins wrote up all over.
Sheriff: uhh? Books?
Earlie Cuyler: uh-uh, uh-uh, No they square like a magazine.
Sheriff: Books Earlie.
Earlie Cuyler: Noo not not that, but something like that, I wanna say boooooo...
 
2012-11-15 11:52:36 AM  
Subby goes for the low hanging fruit on the non-joke joke tree.

People young and old still -- and will continue to -- read paper books. They will do the same with eBooks.

/I'd say get off my lawn but, really, I'm just tired of this meme.
 
2012-11-15 01:33:53 PM  

stuhayes2010: Unfortunately, the books I read are way too obscure to get awards.


I read books about books that are too obscure to get awards.
 
2012-11-15 02:10:24 PM  

dittybopper: stuhayes2010: Unfortunately, the books I read are way too obscure to get awards.

I read books about books that are too obscure to get awards.


I read books about obscure awards.
 
2012-11-16 06:09:30 AM  
You mean they're not word sandwiches? Cuz I been eatin' 'em...
 
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