- Tom Waits interviewed. (Via Meghan.)
- A couple of Wiscon panel write-ups: Coffee and Ink has the goods on the ending panel and Merovingian chronicles the world-building hijincks panel.
- YA authors seeking 7 figure advances for adult novels.
- Is there an opposite to absolute zero? (Via Matt.)
- I want The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway based on this post; is it coming out here anytime soon? Aha, September.
- Ann Hornaday on classic movies about women in the city making their way.
- Gone Baby Gone is a really good movie. No link, I’m just saying.
- Cecil from BEA; Carolyn and others from BEA at Jacket Copy.
- Alas, carnivals dying out.
- Erin’s back! Sorta.
- Guys Lit Wire is live. GO THERE IMMEDIATELY. (Seriously.) Also, here’s Colleen’s post about the making of the site. (In short, there will be lots of content from a host of regular posters aimed at getting teen boys to books they’ll want to read; I’ll be contributing occasionally too. I strongly suspect that this site will be a good read even if you’re not a teenage boy and don’t care if they read. Plus, so pretty. Read it, link it!)
4 thoughts on “Monday Hangovers”
I love the concept of Guys Lit Wire, and what I read was great – but the colors (bright white on black) hurt my eyes so much I ended up giving up halfway through the top entry. 🙁
Loved the “3 Girls in the City” article! Thanks for the link.
I’m pretty partial to my feedreader for just such reasons. The boys, they apparently love the white on black. 🙂
Oh – I’m sorry guys! On my browser it is very muted so not a problem at all. (My site is white on brown and looks very similiar.) I hope this isn’t a problem for a lot of folks – we were just aiming for something different.
I think white writing on a dark background is always harder to read than dark writing on a lighter background, but I’ve always been fine reading your blog – white on brown just doesn’t glare as much as white on black. I think the Guys Lit Wire site is generally beautifully designed, and I love the black background on the top and sides of the page – it’s just the black background and white writing in the main content area that makes it hard to read, for me.
On the other hand, of course, I’m reading it with the eyes of a 31-year-old woman with glasses, so I certainly can’t claim to have the same kind of vision as the target audience!
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