- The Guardian profiles several writers’ writing rooms; they’re all quite beautiful. (Via Richard Larson.) I have desk envy.
- Fusenumber8 revisits the controversy over the appearance of the word scrotum in the latest Newbery winner, The Higher Power of Lucky, and librarians refusing to stock it. For shame.
- Terri Windling offers further thoughts on art as a gift and reinterpreting myth, jumping off Lethem’s essay in Harper’s. I ordered the Lewis Hyde book immediately.
- Glass eye story! (My favorite! Quick, I’ll tell you one: At one ICFA banquet, we were hiding Kelly‘s glass eye — not that she wore, that she owned — in various people’s food and Andy almost ate it. Or maybe he was just pretending not to notice. Hilarity ensued.) (Via Jenny D, who comfortingly has all the same weird obsessions as me.)
- Jenny Vorwaller’s exquisite collection of jewelry inspired by The Secret Garden. (Via Lauren.)
- J.L. Bell on the wonderfulness of Jonathan Stroud’s Ptolemy’s Gate, following its Cybils win. I’ve had these books for awhile, but now intend to finally get around to reading them.
- Poem: Otherwise by Jane Kenyon. (Via Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.)
- UPDATE: In honor of The Higher Power of Lucky controversy, Jo Knowles asks for your scrotum poems over at her LJ, or post your own.
4 thoughts on “Friday Hangovers (Updated)”
Ooh, I want Hilary Mantel’s study… (although I’d never manage to keep it so clean!)
I bet that was just for the photos!
Re: writers’ rooms: I loves me some Paragraph, when I can be arsed to haul myself downtown….
I have heard about Paragraph sort of peripherally for the longest time, but just now — since you provided the link, no doubt — is the first time I’ve seriously considered trying it out. Sounds fantastic!
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