- Bill Clinton's been checking out Carolyn.
- Kassia with a post on reading in an age of distraction: "The competition for books isn’t necessarily other books as much as everything else in life."
- A good post on basic book structural issues.
- An interesting discussion over at the Enchanted Inkpot about the dynamics of stories where the love interest is WAY older than the protag (or vice versa) due to supernatural factors.
- A modern kid tries to figure out the walkman and replace his iPod with it for a week: "It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape." Suddenly, I am ancient.
- The ultimate dead letter.
- Cherie Priest on steampunk.
- Rachel Aaron on villains.
- An essay about John Hughes from the potential inspiration for Ferris Bueller, now a government attorney.
- Bitch magazine is adding a YA column–the first one features Sara Zarr.
- Make sure you don't miss the posts from yesterday's southeast Asia one-shot day in the kidlitverse.
1 thought on “Thursday Hangovers”
Catching up on my blog reading and, for some bizarre reason, that dead letter is the saddest thing to me right now. The dude is stuck in an unprotected city, surrounded by an invading army, and he’s dabbing a handful of clay with a stylus urgently asking for help, knowing full well it won’t get there in time. Could he have imagined and wished for instant messaging, or a satellite phone that would allow him to call for reinforcements? How long after he dabbed that message did it take before the inevitable happened, and what happened in between?
Seriously, I have no idea why that news story hit me. Some days are full of those sorts of mysteries.
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