K.B. Dixon shared this photo he took of the North Bend Public Library while on the tour this week.

Beren deMotier posted her impressions of the tour on her blog, where she also gives an impressive list of all the wildlife she spotted along the way.

There’s an interesting article on the Millions web site by Charles D’Ambrosio about his favorite books of 2008, although the first one he mentions, Reality Hunger, doesn’t come out until next September. Is Charlie the first Oregon author to use the word chrestomathy in print? I think he might be. I had to look it up. The h is silent!

William Stafford birthday celebration readings continue this weekend. The full schedule can be found on the Friends of William Stafford web site.