“How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? And the longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, … Continue reading Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
An excerpt from the NY Times piece: Jason Segel Makes a Career U-Turn as David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’: "To play Wallace, he [Jason Segel] said he worked to strip away any vanity or hint of pretense or self-satisfaction, and strived, moment by moment, to be as honest and empathetic as he … Continue reading Jason Segel on Playing David Foster Wallace
“There's nothing on Earth like really nailing the last line of a big book. You have 200 pages to tickle their fancy, and seven words to break their heart.” Alex de Campi
This week, we've found some great articles and resources all revolving around the subject of BOOKS! 1. Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro have an interesting discussion on genre. 2. Adam Gopnik talks about what it really means for us when yet another book store closes its doors. 3. It is now common practice for Western books to be … Continue reading All About Books
by Jay Hopler It’s not the lost lover that brings us to ruin, or the barroom brawl, or the con game gone bad, or the beating Taken in the alleyway. But the lost car keys, The broken shoelace, The overcharge at the gas pump Which we broach without comment — these are the things that eat … Continue reading Meditation on Ruin
We are so excited to be launching our brand new website. For those of you who have recently started reading this blog and/or following us, here is some information on who we are. We're a coworking space that caters to writers, so naturally we wanted to start a blog with the same intention. We hope you've been … Continue reading Brand New Website!
"Most nights last year, I got into bed with a book — paper or e — and started. Reading. Read. Ing. One word after the next. A sentence. Two sentences. Maybe three. And then … I needed just a little something else. Something to tide me over. Something to scratch that little itch at the back of my mind— just … Continue reading Why can’t we read anymore?
"The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist. ” Kurt Vonnegut, … Continue reading Kurt Vonnegut, Quote of the Day
"He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it." Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"You can’t hold a computer in your hand like you can a book. A computer does not smell. There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have … Continue reading QOTD