The Friday File, 8/20/2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hand-crafted, artisanal links for your reading pleasure this Friday. For more quick hits during the week, follow us on Twitter.

  • The Common Review has named Danny Postel as its new editor. He was previously Senior Editor of openDemocracy, a staff writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, and an editor for the Encyclopædia Britannica online magazine.
  • I can't get enough of these "What I Read" features from The Atlantic Wire.
  • Stock up on toothpaste, toilet paper, and e-readers at CVS.
  • The Forbes list of the 10 highest-paid authors. And now I'm off to brush up on vampires, detectives, and rogue CIA agents.
  • eBookNewser sneaks a peek at the most popular highlighted passages from Kindle versions of Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story. The pithier and funnier, the better.
  • NPR takes their turn at the future of books story, and surprise, comes up with a fairly reasonable take.

Have a good weekend, and read something good.