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Lessons from an Eleven-City Book Tour

August 26, 2013 | by


I learned that ravens are multicolored, like cockatoos, only their plumage radiates out far beyond what our spectrum can see.

I learned that the waxing moon sliver comes in the shape of a comma, hinting at more to come.

I learned Lou Reed has an incredibly firm handshake. Read More »


The Smell of Books; the Power of ‘Wuthering Heights’

April 12, 2012 | by

  • The Department of Justice is suing several large publishers, plus Apple, for alleged price collusion on e-books.
  • How not to squander a book advance: a primer from Emily Gould. (Hint: leather vests don’t count as investments, whatever the lady at the shop may say.)
  • Meanwhile at the Awl: how not to ruin a book tour. Servicey!
  • Wuthering Heights … home of wind turbines? Concerns over wind farms in Brontë country.
  • While rhapsodizing about the “smell of books” is something of a personal peeve, this video, in which University College London chemists analyze the distinctive perfume, is interesting. Apparently, the bouquet is “a combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness.”
  • Welcome to the Storyverse.
  • Günter Grass speaks out on his ban from Israel.