No post so far today (but I may be buying books later, so watch this space. E-gloating is the best kind), but I do have some fun links.
Karen Kennedy has a wonderful story about her grandmother over at her blog, which I think everyone should read (and thanks to Janet Reid, everyone probably will).
And the BBC have a list of 100 things we didn't know this time last year, which is good fun.
EDITED TO ADD: Ooops, how could I forget an uplifting thought for new writers from Jane Smith and Jamie Ford (who has been on my to-read list for aaages)?