Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Imperfectionists

Stimey is reading The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. This book about a failing Italian newspaper is told in separate chapters, each about a different employee of the paper. It is eloquent and, at times, breathtaking. It's easy to read because of its short story-style set up, but compelling as an integrated whole as well. Recommended.

The Nintendo Wii on Sale Starting Today!

If you've been waiting for a good time to buy a Nintendo Wii, now might be the time!

From May 15th, the Wii will be available (either in black or white) in stores for the discounted price of $149. It will now come bundled with Mario Kart: Wii and a Wii steering wheel for the game (instead of Wii Sports or Wii Sports Resort, which were bundled with it before).

The Wii Remote™ Plus controller, Nunchuk™ controller and Wii Wheel included in the package will all match the hardware, meaning they will be either black or white. The new black Wii wheel will also be available separately at a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Also on May 15th, Nintendo is releasing a bundle of ‘favorite’ Wii games for $19.95, including: The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing™: City Folk (see my Animal Crossing review on Momicillin), Mario™ Super Sluggers and Wii Sports, which is available for the first time as a separate software purchase.