My friend Bill Simmon at Candleblog usually does a Thursday linkdump, so I'm stealing the idea from him. Hope that's ok. Not sure if it'll be a regular thing, but it's something I feel like doing today. From my blogroll:
• The Kona Coffee Coup: "There's trouble brewing in paradise," writes Doug of Bloggle: Coffee & Commentary...
• Andrew, our sci-fi friend from A Quick Word from the Far Side of the Galaxy, is studying in England this semester and posting from across the pond.
• My friend Alison Bechdel is also visiting the mother country this week, and has been posting about her exploits at DTWOF: The blog. Her last post has pictures from the WWII-themed book release party for Sarah Waters' new novel.
• Everybody and their brothers are blogging about the Islamic cartoon controversy. Here, here, here.
• Advice on writing a book from Meredith at Information Wants to Be Free.
• This guy's turning 30. Been there. Done that.
• A very close look at Mars, via Tom's Astronomy blog.
• Posts from guest legislative bloggers at Vermonters First.