- At the movies with David Mitchell. I haven't finished The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet yet, but this review tracks pretty closely to my own take.
- Techland chats with Junot Diaz...
- ...and runs a Scott Pilgrim book club! (Just in time for the last book.)
- Omnivoracious interviews Anthony Doerr about his new collection Memory Wall. The title novella was one of my favorite SF stories of last year, but it went mostly unread in SF circles.
- Mitchell and Webb on word rage, via Language Log:
Over at the other blog, I've got a post on James Frey's recent assholitude and what it means for MFA programs, students, and applicants. I was going…
Baby watermelon! A mantis among tomatoes.
Amazon's giving away one-year Prime accounts to people with .edu email addresses. Now I have to fight the urge to order jackhammers, mattresses,…