I'm organizing a book fair at work this week and happened to see a copy of The Hitchihker's Guide to the Galaxy.
I've only ever read a borrowed copy before! So I picked it up, and will reread it on Saturday, towel in hand.
Actually, to be perfectly honest, I'm only rereading it so I can finally get Neil Gaiman's Don't Panic!...
I've been reading a lot, which is wonderful, but still procrastinating like there's a thousand tomorrows on the editing front (hello, ROW80 goals falling by the wayside).
Author Joe Hill has a morning To Do List of 5 Items. The same five items every morning:
Write 1000 words, "read a poem, take my Paxil, gobble down a New York Times article, walk the dog."
I like the idea of reading a poem a day, as well as the New York Times (I don't currently have a dog or a prescription). Writing 1000 words would be fun! But what I really need to do is EDIT that many words. Sigh. Back to reading!
Look, a tumblr-type site of what commuters in London are reading!
Speaking of the site, June is my two-year anniversary on tumblr! Here was my first month, and a few snapshots of other months:
Pain au chocolat!
The Fault in our Stars!
Writers and their cats! Also, Zwack!
Three fun things:
Bricks in Montreal buildings, with cats' paws in them!
The Digital Public Library of America!
Dorothy Parker in From Writers at Work, the Paris Review interviews, published 1957 (yes, another book fair find!):
"And Harold Ross, the New Yorker editor. ... He had a profound ignorance. On one of Mr. Benchley's manuscripts he wrote in the margin opposite 'Andromache', 'Who he?'
Mr. Benchley wrote back, 'You keep out of this.'"
I love that 'who he?' line that editors used to use. Also love the author being snarky back to the editor.
And now... drum roll... The winner of the ebook of James Forrester's The Roots of Betrayal is:
Congratulations, Carole Anne!
Which authors' books would you look for at a book fair?
Anyone want anything special? I could keep an eye out!