Hello, friends and future friends. It's been a long week out here in the universe, and hey, some things happened. The apocalypse is not one of those things, even though we do so love it. But wait, there may be signs of it forthcoming. MacMillan replaced a book bought second hand! Authors are admitting book trailers are awkward and stupid! It seems that alchemy is making a comeback! And Batman is getting a pop-up book!
Okay, so maybe these aren't signs of end times, but of just awesomeness. Also awesome is this history of the slush pile and these favorite food books of chefs. My favorite is when Junot Diaz lists his influences, including "The Breakfast Club," although his detention "did not fucking look like the detention in the fucking Breakfast Club." Awesome. Plus check out the preview for James Franco as Alan Ginsberg, and the Old Spice guy on libraries (and some people wonder if libraries are worth the money. Thou shalt not gainsay the Old Spice guy!). So much awesome, the end of times must be nigh. No? Too much apocalypse fixation?
Well, okay, I guess some things aren't so great. Authors struggle over where to do readings, and Alan Moore is over heroes. And even if the apocalypse isn't coming, it would behoove you to find out what kind of dystopia is best for you. Also, Billy Collins is over e-books, because they ruin poetry or something like that. And what is up with fiction authors inserting themselves in their work? They might just turn out to be literary one hit wonders.
I think that's enough me time for all of you (although if it's not, visit me at Combreviations, where I have been slacking hardcore and have almost no new content). Besos and bisoux, and see you all next week!