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 Guardian touches on something I think about a lot: the uses of technology in fiction and how the emergence of the web and cell phones has changed how authors write (via The Morning News).
- 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.)