Archives: March 2009

This is the archive page for [March 2009]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

The CCLaP 100: "Madame Bovary," by Gustave Flaubert | March 31, 2009
Today's book under review: The 1857 dark suburban satire and deep character study "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert, considered by many to be one of the best novels ever written. Classic or not? Click through for my opinion. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 31 March 2009 | March 31, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for March 31st, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "non lontano da tutto.," by Pier Paolo | March 31, 2009
Today's photo: "non lontano da tutto.," by Italian photographer Pier Paolo. | Read entire entry

Metapost: Goodbye, never-used CCLaP community microblog! | March 30, 2009
Sad but expected site news today: I'm shutting down the community microblog that's been up and running for the last four months, due to a complete and utter lack of community interest in it. Click through for all the details. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 36: (Yet Another) Monthly Music Special | March 30, 2009
Today on the podcast: It's a special surprise second monthly music special, in which I feature the best of the indie-rock bands I myself have been finding online in the last 30 days. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "fragment/27," by Donatas Jaraminas | March 30, 2009
Today's photo: "fragment/27," by Lithuanian photographer Donatas Jaraminas. | Read entire entry

Metapost: {mud luscious} calls 'Repetition Patterns' a "graceful, subtle" delight | March 29, 2009
Great news: Author JA Taylor this weekend got a chance to review CCLaP's first original book, last fall's story collection "Repetition Patterns" by Ben Tanzer...and he liked it. A lot. Click through for all the details. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 27 March 2009 | March 27, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for March 27th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "[04:03:09] - Wrong," by Joachim Game | March 27, 2009
Today's photo: "[04:03:09] - Wrong," by British photographer Joachim Game. | Read entire entry

Tales from the Completist: "Just A Geek," by Wil Wheaton | March 26, 2009
Today's book: The 2004 personal memoir "Just A Geek," by celebrated child-actor turned respected writer Wil Wheaton. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Sardinian Silver," by A. Colin Wright | March 25, 2009
Today's book: The fictionalized memoir "Sardinian Silver," by retired baby boomer A. Colin Wright, a Graham-Greenesque look at Wright's youth spent on the Mediterranean island. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 25 March 2009 | March 25, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for March 25th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "the kite string tangle," by elasmotherium | March 25, 2009
Today's photo: "the kite string tangle," by mysterious Flickr member "elasmotherium." | Read entire entry

Book review: "Broken Bulbs," by Eddie Wright | March 24, 2009
Today's book: The experimental "body horror" novella "Broken Bulbs," the literary debut of American author Eddie Wright. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "day 36. laundromatic again.," by Josh Pentasuglia | March 24, 2009
Today's photo: "day 36. laundromatic again.," by New Jersey photographer Josh Pentasuglia. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 35: Time Out's Jonathan Messinger | March 23, 2009
Today on the podcast: It's my long-awaited interview with "Time Out" Books editor Jonathan Messinger, who also happens to be the co-founder of Featherproof Press, the host of the Dollar Store reading series, and a published author himself. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Another snow day.," by Jesse Jacobs | March 23, 2009
Today's photo: "Another snow day.," by New Jersey photographer Jesse Jacobs. | Read entire entry

Book review: "End of the Century," by Chris Roberson | March 20, 2009
Today: The thoroughly genreriffic "tri-history tale" (part medieval, part steampunk, part contemporary) "End of the Century," by Texas science-fiction author Chris Roberson. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Himalayan Passage," by Jean Smith | March 17, 2009
Today's book: The delightful historical novel "Himalayan Passage" by American Buddhist Jean Smith, reimagining the actual Akbar reign of India's Mughal Empire as a rousing adventure tale and love story. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "ineptus.," by Victor Bermudez | March 17, 2009
Today's photo: "ineptus.," by Spanish photographer Victor Bermudez. | Read entire entry

CCLaP Podcast 34: Monthly Music Special | March 16, 2009
Today on the podcast: It's the March edition of CCLaP's monthly music special, in which I feature the best of the free online indie-rock music I've been finding legally over the last four weeks. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 16 March 2009 | March 16, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for March 16th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "02/28/09," by Liz Carbone | March 16, 2009
Today's photo: "02/28/09," by mysterious Flickr member Liz Carbone. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "covered sky 2," by Viktória Szabolcsi | March 13, 2009
Today's photo: "covered sky 2," by Hungarian/German photographer Viktória Szabolcsi. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Untitled," by tiram13 | March 12, 2009
Today's photo: "Untitled," by mysterious Flickr member "tiram13." | Read entire entry

Book review: "Katka," by Stephen Meier | March 10, 2009
Today's book: The Prague-set contemporary pulp-fiction novella "Katka," the literary debut of Las Vegas author Stephen Meier. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Trump Tower," by Andy Reising | March 10, 2009
Today's photo: "Trump Tower," by Chicago photographer Andy Reising. | Read entire entry

Book review: "You: Or, The Invention of Memory," by Jonathan Baumbach | March 9, 2009
Today's book review: The semi-autobiographical "You: Or, The Invention of Memory," by celebrated academe Jonathan Baumbach, an artsy mess that some will love and some will despise. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Vanishing into the depths of the bottomless hole of human desire," by "a_ninjamonkey" | March 9, 2009
Today's photo: "Vanishing into the depths of the bottomless hole of human desire," by Vancouver Flickr member "a_ninjamonkey." | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 4 March 2009 | March 4, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for March 4th, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Silhouette," by "oeildetat" | March 4, 2009
Today's photo: "Silhouette," by northern European Flickr member "oeildetat." | Read entire entry

Tales from the Completist: "Revolutionary Road," by Richard Yates | March 2, 2009
Today, it's another in the occasional series of reviews I do for much older books, in an attempt to get "caught up" with an important writer. Here, Richard Yates' early-postmodernist classic "Revolutionary Road," recently made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. | Read entire entry

The Ben Tanzer virtual tour wrap-up; and have I mentioned CCLaP's next book yet? | March 2, 2009
Happy! Sad! The two-week "virtual book tour" by Chicago author Ben Tanzer, in support of his CCLaP book "Repetition Patterns," is finally over. Here, a wrap-up, including links again to all the guest entries, official numbers for the tour, and the first announcement of CCLaP's next original book, coming this summer. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 2 March 2009 | March 2, 2009
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for March 2nd, 2009. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Window," by "deeeeaaaan" | March 2, 2009
Today's photo: "Window," by former Chicago Flickr member "deeeeaaaan." | Read entire entry