Monday Distractions

  • Alex Beam writes in today’s Globe about the new Sony Reader, a portable electronic “book”. So far the reviews have been mixed. Somehow I don’t think the old fashioned book is in any danger of extinction. Too many people love holding a real book in their hands, turning each page, savoring the smell and look.
  • Robert Birnbaum spoke with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie while she was in the Boston area. I even got a glimpse of Mr. Birnbaum and Rosie as they turned the corner in their cool convertible the day she was in town presumably on the way to the interview.
  • Mr. Champion’s review of the new Stephen King appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday. So far the reviews have been mixed.