Go Forth and Read These

by Patrick on September 14, 2009

Tomorrow will probably feature a write-up of my trip to New York, including a few bookstore visits I made, but as I get caught up on work today, please consider enjoying these fine websites:

  • Jim Carroll, poet, musician and point guard, has passed away.  I won’t go on and on about him, but his book The Basketball Diaries was important to me in high school.  It was the first book I remember marking up.  I’d never read a book by someone who seemed smart and played sports.  Back in the day, I used to aspire to do just that.  He was also effortlessly cool.  RIP.
  • The Brooklyn Book Festival, as reported by Jacket Copy’s Carolyn Kellogg.  (I don’t recall seeing a NY Times piece about the LAT Festival of Books, but maybe I just missed it.)