Laura Miller on The Invisible Library, which houses imaginary books referenced or described in real books, natch. I absolutely love the device of books that exist only in a particular work of fiction. Christopher just finished a new story that includes a futuristic horse race and all the horses are named for such.
Another typically brilliant post from Jennifer Crusie on writing, particularly romances: "The big thing that I’m always forgetting and have to relearn with every novel is that the story has to be fun. Not necessarily happy or funny but fun to read, the highs and the lows, the reader has to have a really good time suffering with the characters, even if the “really good time” means weeping helplessly."
Monica Edinger points to the results of a contest asking animation students to interpret Salman Rushdie's Luka and the Fire of Life. (I, too, fell hard for Midnight's Children when I read it–sophomore or junior year of h.s., I think?–and, later, Haroun.)