Five steampunk books you should read — Mainspring made the honorable mentions in this article.
Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Write Novellas — An article on that most heterodox literary form, the novella. Link is to a .pdf file, FYI. (Via Greg Feeley.)
Some observations about e-books and illegal downloading — Paul Cornell speaks wisely and in great detail.
Scrivener's Error on e-books — Plus other divers alarums and entertainments.
Grace Jones singing "The Little Drummer Boy" to Peewee Herman — Because, you know, it's Newtonmass, when weird never goes out of style. (Via willyumtx.)
English Banned in Chinese Writing — The spirit of L'Académie française lives on.
Transits Near and Far — Analyzing exoplanetary atmospheres.
?otD: Snow tires or all-season radials?
Writing time yesterday: 3.0 hours (revisions, WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Currently reading: Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban