Yesterday, I know I had a great idea for a blog post. Perhaps it was the Novocain at the dentist, but today I have no clue what that idea was. I know for sure that it was genius, perhaps world-altering, but alas, it is lost like Atlantis. Instead, some random thoughts from the week:
- I really liked this “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far” post from Melanie Gideon over at Writer’s Digest. The question of to-Google-or-not-to-Google is always a big one, and I tend to agree it’s best to let a trusted friend or spouse filter through all the information and present just the important things–both good and bad.
- Speaking of Google, their Valentine’s Day doodle is quite possibly my favorite yet. Too cute!
- B&N’s Nook news isn’t good. I wonder if they should go back to selling books?
- The DOJ cleared the Random House/Penguin merger in record time and without any conditions. Maybe they’re being lenient since Penguin (and now Random House, as part of Penguin Random House) agreed to the e-book settlement.
- And, finally, if you want to feel old: Scholastic announced a new cover for the first Harry Potter book to coincide with the 15th anniversary of its first publication. I think Kazu Kibuishi did an amazing job. That’s one brave dude to tackle such a daunting challenge!