Thursday, February 14, 2013

Some Valentine's Day love for recent and forthcoming titles...

...arrived today in the form of this review from Vouched Books of I Take Back the Sponge Cake by Loren Erdrich and Sierra Nelson. The "shining truth" of this book, they say, is: " it is what’s inside that matters most (that old thing revived!), the possible meanings and connections, our tilted head in consideration of if this head was ever even attached, if this hand really belongs to a body." Thanks, Vouched!

And the love also arrived in the form of this interview with But Our Princess Is in Another Castle author B.J. Best on VentureBeat, in which B.J. says: "My best advice is to take ownership of whatever details of the subject have energy for you, and then try as hard as possible to ignore the rest. Video games are a great medium for this because they often have such an odd and incongruous set of details. Why is Pac-Man chased by ghosts but eats fruit? Why is Mario in a kingdom ruled by mushrooms that was invaded by turtles?" Good questions, B.J.; good questions. Thanks to Stephanie Carmichael for writing the piece! 


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