ITEM! Apparently it's been Batgirl Sketch Week over on LiveJournal, where a bunch of people have done sketches of everyone's favorite crimefighting librarian. Check it out. (link via Heidi)
ITEM! The Diamond December Sales Charts are out, and it's not looking good for any publisher whose name isn't 'DC' or 'Marvel'; 95 of the top 100 books are from those two publishers, leaving the rest of the market to scrable for scraps of readers.
ITEM! Sara Ryan's new YA novel, The Rules for Hearts, is scheduled to be released on October 19th. Circle the date on your calendars now.
ITEM! The Straight Dope covers the history of public libraries in the U.S. (no mention of manga, though!)