Friday, October 1, 2010

October Round Up

Time for Laura's Friday round up:

It was a dark and stormy morning in New York (except over the Columbia MFA program, darlings) when the city found out it would have to spend $27 million replacing the all-caps street signs. What font issues! Especially in such a literary place—check on this interactive map of special booky locations. The people are already feeling the crunch of acronym haters, and now this? I'm going to have to take a long sit down with Snooki's new novel (as written by her Twitter) or some Kindle erotica before I can calm down. Kindle erotica, and Google's list of dirty words, are great reasons to monitor your kid's e-reader reading, because the kids are all about e-readers. If only there was some sort of Internet Dewey Decimal system... The kids are also all about the Tea Party coloring book, because politics and crayons go hand in hand. You can always trick your non-reading child into reading with fake Facebook feeds. Or you can get a judge to sentence them to read.

Personally, I'm more interested in webcomics than this whole "books" thing, like this Emperor Franzen one. I'm also about following book series without having to track down information in more than one place. Hurray for the internet, friends and foes. You can also trick me into reading with Playboy's scandalous fiction, or with Gene Hackman. Love that guy. Why no, I didn't win a genius grant. How could you tell?

That's it for this week, folks. So read your new Tucker Max, figure out who wore it best, hip-hop v. literary edition, and try to avoid the world splitting animosity caused by books by Brontes.

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