Saturday, January 30, 2010

Stuff I've Been Enjoying

It's a SNOW DAY, not the movie. And honestly, not a real snow day because it's a Saturday. What a waste. And I can tell you that textbook reps are working. I just got another email about them wanting to help me with my book needs for summer and fall. There's snow, people, even if it's not cool like this one time. I'm not thinking about summer. Or textbooks. Here's some things I have been thinking and reading about:
  1. James Patterson Inc.: "I’m less interested in sentences now and more interested in stories" --James Patterson.
  2. J.D. Salinger, famed, reclusive author of 'Catcher in the Rye,' dies at age 91: John Hodgman wrote: "I prefer to think JD Salinger has just decided to become extra reclusive."
  3. A Good Author Is Hard to Find by The Rejectionist: "Rendered in a labyrinthine and frequently unintelligible grammar, the truly awful query is often notable for its length, its torrid verbosity, and the mechanical specificity of its sex scenes, which tend to read like appliance-repair manuals in their exhaustive and emotionless depictions of moving parts."

I would like to note that I did not "enjoy" Salinger's death (though I have noted my ambiguous feelings elsewhere about famous author obits), which made me sad. And I mean sad, even though I know plenty of people who would say a 91-year-0ld dying is nothing to be sad about. These people can say this because they are not old. But they will be (maybe).

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