Truly, life gets more amazing every day.
Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the Gossip Girl YA book series that was then adapted into the BSE, is working on her first adult series, according to Hyperion. Due out in 2009, the series
(first book is called "Cum Laude" -- really??????) will be about a
group of young adults who meet during their freshman year at a small
college in MAINE.
In 2000, David Foster Wallace wrote this piece for Rolling Stone, about his seven days traveling with the then-insurgent John McCain campaign. The story, published in full as part of DFW's 2005 Consider the Lobster, offers an incomprable look inside the insanity that is a modern political campaign -- packaged in true DFW style, which means it is funny and intricately detailed and spot-on, analysis-wise.
got around to reading my May email update from Goodreads.com, one of several
social networking sites for book nerds like me. (I use it primarily to keep
track of my own current reading habits / progress; I’m less interested in
reading/writing reviews.) Since I joined about a year ago, the site has
continuously improved; recent updates include the ability to purchase books
directly from your “To-Read” list, and an addictive, reader-formulated book