Danny Yee

Books and Media

my book reviews - ramblings of a pathologically eclectic generalist
a film diary - with brief comments and the occasional review
Australian bookshops and publishers
rec.arts.books.reviews - book reviews on Usenet
Reading Notes - including Harry Potter criticism.

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Links and News

picturebooks for 11 year olds - smithsmm [via @MrEFinch]
Elizabeth von Arnim's _Enchanted April_ - AlbionBeatnik
Alfred Döblin's _Berlin Alexanderplatz_ - EigerMonchJungfrau
the Swedish Academy sounds like a bit of an embarassment - Guardian
some thoughts on graded readers - OxfordBlog
"it seems weird to me to separate learning to read from learning to appreciate literature — unless of course one is facing statutory requirements for reading instruction"
a really nice children's literature blog - RhinoReads
reading at five and a half - OxfordBlog
the power of combinatorics - A Course in Enumeration [my review]
free audio of Tove Jansson's Moomin story "The Invisible Child" - Moomin
200 Years on Two Wheels - Re:Cyclists [my review]
camels and needles, and other tales of mistranslation (mostly the Romans' fault) - StantLitore
The Story in the Torah - With a Mighty Hand [my review]

(For more, see my blog Pathologically Polymathic or the latest book reviews.)

Other Resources

I don't really follow the publishing industry, or the latest in book gossip - I prefer to wait till five or ten years after a book's publication, when the fuss has died down a little and a longer-term perspective is available. If you're after book news I recommend the Complete Review's Literary Saloon, which also has links to other literary weblogs.

Danny Yee