- Cynsations interviews Annette Curtis Klause about her upcoming book Freaks. There’s also an interesting discussion of the movie version of Blood and Chocolate: "They seem to have made the characters older, as well as setting the story in Eastern Europe which kind of negates the whole point of the plot–werewolves could be sitting right next to you in your high school homeroom."
- Glen Hirshberg on matters of style.
- Jessica Lee Jernigan on evolving definitions of feminism.
- Waking up = Being drunk.
- PW’s 2005 Cuffies (childrens’ bookseller faves). (Via the on-it Miss Cecil.)
- Jed Hartman has started a great little sideblog called Neology, devoted to "words I encounter that I don’t know the meanings of, and citations of interesting usage, and occasional malaprops from published sources, and so on."
- Subway library book dispensers in Sweden. Via the Sleep Deprivation Institute.
- Darby M. Dixon III announces that big things are coming: "So with a Darren Aronofsky sci-fi (?) epic (?) (The Fountain) due for release this year (?), and a new David Lynch film on the way, this year is set to be the biggest year for hipster artistic fervor ever. I am, you could say, excited. If David Foster Wallace were to this year release Infinte Jest 2: Smackin’ Some Racket, I would pretty much completely lose my shit."
- Tod Goldberg’s preferred coffee mug quotations.
- Kelly sells the rights for a possible movie version of "The Faery Handbag." Yay!
- And, behind the cut, I steal a lovely poem that Hannah Wolf Bowen posted:
"In and Out"
The dog searches until he finds me
upstairs, lies down with a clatter
of elbows, puts his head on my foot.
Sometimes the sound of his breathing
saves my life — in and out, in
and out; a pause, a long sigh . . .