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- The “I Hate Reading” Facebook Page
I’ve seen a lot, the past few days, about the “I Hate Reading” Facebook page. The page is here; this Reddit thread brought it to the attention of the Internet at large; and Galleycat, Abe Books, and more Galleycat have blogged about it. So, granted, seeing a Facebook page that says “I Hate Reading” isn’t the [...]
- Digital First or Digital Extra?
I read this FutureBook post last week and it’s been making me go “hmmm” ever since. I’m taken with the notion that publishers ought to release e-books and paperback first, and then offer hardbacks as a premium option for the book-devoted. I loved that idea at first, but have a hard time seeing how it [...]
Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! might be one of the best books I’ve ever read. Two things: I bought this for my Nook but think I’ll go get a paper version, so I can lend it out to every reader I know. At some point, I’ll read it again and highlight all the bits of language that [...]
- Who Is a Funhouse Mirror, Exactly?
I’m reading Inferno: A Poet’s Novel, by Eileen Myles, which I got because I went to this art thing at PS1 and Eileen was reading when we walked in and she was really, really good. I’ve been to a couple readings lately where, even though the author killed it and the audience had a great [...]
- Feedback about the Feedback about Infinite Jest on YahooAnswers
Thanks to the pending (or recent, because “release dates” are a little arbitrary) release of The Pale King, David Foster Wallace is even more all over the internets (or at least, the internets I imbibe) than usual. (Sorry for all the parentheticals. I’m feeling conspiratorial, and parentheses make me feel like I’m whispering. Here’s that [...]