Hokey smokes. I saw this trailer for Being Flynn and I am really bummed that I haven’t yet the book it’s based on, Nick Flynn’s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. I guess Hollywood couldn’t go with that title. It stars Robert DeNiro, Juliann Moore, and that kid from Little Miss Sunshine. No. The other one. The dude that flipped out when he found out he was color blind. Looks fantastic. Add it to my reading stack, please.
On Wednesday night, the winners of this year’s National Book Awards were announced. I’ve read only two of the nominees and zero of the winners.
Has anyone borrowed a library book on their Kindle yet? I’ve tried it, but all the good books (i.e., the ones that I want to read) are “on hold.” What’s up with that? Shouldn’t digitization take care of the limited supply problem? Based on this borrowers experience related at Librarian.net, I may hold off entirely.
In the latest Annals of Facebook Faux Pas: Facebook decided to delete Salman Rushdie’s Facebook page because Salman isn’t his real first name. Even though only Salman and his mother were aware of that. After a brief skirmish, Ahmet Rushdie was allowed to use the name he prefers.
A worthy cause: Share e-books with our troops.
Keith Richards has won the Mailer Prize for outstanding biography. Crap. Add it to the reading stack.
Author Ann Patchett’s new bookstore is open for business in Nashville.
The website that dares to ask, “what if Cormac McCarthy wrote reviews on Yelp?”
The Today Show lists five massive books you should finish. Only five?