- The ever-fabulous Colleen has read Cecil Castellucci’s forthcoming Beige and apparently loved it as much as I did, which is to say LOTS. Closer to the release date I will sing the full praises of this novel, but I will say that I believe this is my favorite book of Cecil’s to date and that’s no small thing. Plus, it made me go listen to lots of my favorite punk bands. Pre-order Beige now; I’ll wait.
- J.L. Bell ruminates a bit on the hot topic of point of view.
- Chicken Spaghetti has all the links from participants in yesterday’s Poetry Friday.
- The divine Carolyn Kellogg (aka Pinky) alerted me to a call for submissions from Hot Metal Bridge, the new literary mag of the University of Pittsburgh’s MFA program, which will debut in April. Go forth and submit.
- Colum McCann’s new novel Zoli is loosely based on the life of famed Polish Gypsy poet Papusza.
- Cory Doctorow loves the conclusion of Justine’s trilogy so much he’s BoingBoinged it. It’s sitting over on the kitchen table right now, waiting for me to get a spare moment, but I suspect I’ll be seconding his opinion.
- Why has Grey’s Anatomy been sort of sucking this season? Could it be Marti Noxon’s influence? (Scroll to the very end of the post.)
- Aurealis Award winners? Anyone?
UPDATE: Gavin has posted an unofficial list of Aurealis winners in the comments. Guess I’m finally going to have to break down and read Monster Blood Tattoo.