Amazon.com has lauched a feature where authors can connect with fans through blog updates, book recommendations, reviews and more. So far more than 1,000 authors have joined Amazon Connect, including Rick Moody, Elizabeth Kostova and Wonkette’s Ana Marie Cox. Moody, by the way, highly recommends Brian Wilson’s SMiLE and Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49.
Sometimes there just aren't enough words. Like when you practically pierce your knee against a table's edge and would like nothing better than to spew a dump-and-a-half's worth of verbal filth while the pain crescendos, but your toddler--who's learning about 800 new words a day--is staring up at you, just waiting for you to spill The Mother of All Curse words--the one that will make your own mother spank you--so you must bite a hole through your tongue. Yep, a new word might come in handy … [Read more...]