I’ve been suffering from a debilitating attack of literary boredom, manifesting itself most recently in a sudden inability to do a good job of reviewing the New York Times Book Review. A couple of weeks ago Bill Ectric stepped in to handle the weekly duties, and I’m happy to announce that another special guest will take the spot tomorrow. This guest reviewer is a good friend who often, like me, has strong feelings about the NYTBR. I hope you’ll enjoy the report. I will certainly enjoy my break.
I’m not sure how long my attack of literary boredom will last, but I hope I’ll be all better by the last week in May, when I plan to attend Book Expo 2009 in New York City. I’ll even be participating in a blogger book signing during the weekend (more about this soon) so I sure better wake up soon. I tried to cure my boredom with a Wells Tower book, but that didn’t help.
Anyway, while I’m here, just a couple of literary links to share:
1. All about Sholom Aleichem.
2. Open Book, a new literary TV show.
3. Tao Lin ponders the meaning of everything at the Poetry Foundation blog. (Sample question: “Do Blogs Help People Accept Death?”)
Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to stop by this weekend to check out the guest review.