From the Depths of My Google Reader
I’m fully aware these links might be entirely for my own benefit, but I still like noting what books and authors have caught my eye lately:
- Bad sex scenes in fiction contest winners (via The Millions). This link is NSFW, as someone might come up behind you and begin reading and that would be awkward.
- Jonathan Safran Foer is making some waves with his Eating Animals. This is high on my “to read” list, but in the meantime I’ve been perusing his interview with NPR, discussion on The Millions, and his interview with The Grist. It’s also possible I think his glasses are cute. Example A:
- Cormac McCarthy retires his typewriter. and plans to auction it off. Maybe my brother can put in a bid, though clearly not intending to win if Christie’s thinks it’ll go for $20K. As a note, he is replacing it with another typewriter and not a computer.
- A Year of Poe. And bodies. And we all know how Sonika and I like us some dead bodies.
- Though I do miss her very much around Gouda Buddha, Sonika’s blog has been rocking out with her posts on nannying. Additionally, we have brought Sonika’s mama into the blogging ranks! Mamapeke has wise words on blogging vs. tumblring– and a quick litmus test for whether you should go to grad school.
- An interview with Marilynne Robinson, whose books Home and Gilead I would highly recommend as gifts.
- Vonnegut’s Short Story Rules and words of wisdom on style are great resources for any writers and teachers. Lord, I do miss that man. (via Kottke)
- Umberto Eco justifies my endless list-making.
Given that it’s the great month of Festivus, Christmakkuh and Taftmas, I may not be getting a ton of books read this month, so I’m planning on posting a gift guide on books soon-ish. Until then, happy reading!