The Babu’s feeling lazy today, so here’s a smattering of short-shorts until Kitabkhana updates in more detail tomorrow. Enjoy the weekend.

“What a literary parlour game to list your ten favourite novels, and, in great detail, outline their plots, then renew your acquaintance with these to find out how you have scarred, beautified, or mutilated them.” Decades ago, Bernard Berenson suggested a version of this game to Ray Bradbury. Now he’s inviting us to the board.

You’re a Better Analysand Than I Am, Charlie Brown. (Link via Arts & Letters Daily.)

It’s in SMS-speak. And it’s in French. Two reasons why I’m not going to be queueing up to buy this book.

He’s not married to the Mob, he was just using the Gambino gambit.

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