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Forensics saves blind woman's handwritten novel

Posted by Delia Cabe April 14, 2012 11:08 AM
インクボトルと羽根ペン:Antique ink bottle and quill (dip) pen

Heroes! The Telegraph (UK) reported today that police came to Trish Vickers' rescue--ON THEIR OWN TIME--after the blind woman had handwritten numerous pages of her novel without realizing her pen had run dry.

Here's the story:


What's the real price of an e-book?

Posted by Delia Cabe April 12, 2012 09:45 AM
Woman reading a book

A book is worth more than the cost of the paper it's printed on.

So says Nathan Bransford, social media manager for CNET who spent eight years in publishing. In a blog post yesterday, Bransford reminds us of what we're paying for when we buy a book and does the math:


Authors galore at Newton book store grand re-opening

Posted by Delia Cabe April 5, 2012 08:39 PM

The much beloved Newtonville Books held its grand re-opening party Thursday night in its new digs in Newton Centre. (Despite its relocation, the store retains its original name--forever confounding those who rely solely on GPS.)

My favorite part of the new book store is the customer counter/book seller area. The counter consists of hundreds of used books, their spines tucked inside. I will admit that I touched the books, but that was before I saw the keep-hands-off sign. Oops! (I later confessed my transgression to book seller Sarah Rettger, pictured below.) Framed pieces of the walls bearing the signatures and notes of authors who read at the original store over the years are now hanging at the new place.


Scent of the Dragon? Game of Thrones Perfume

Posted by Delia Cabe April 3, 2012 09:19 AM

It had to happen. Someone out there decided Game of Thrones fans want to smell like teen spirit dragon breath a Khaleesi. And as of this writing, nearly 4,800 people "like" this (or they "like" it in that eye-rolling way).

The website describes Game of Thrones Fire and Blood Perfume as "a scent worthy of the blood of the dragon." Here's more:


About the author

Delia Cabe's work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Self, Prevention, Scientific American Presents, and other publications. In between posts, you can read Cabe's tweets at!/DeliaCabe, More »

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