January 9, 2007KR BlogUncategorized

Short Takes

“Book Club has nailed the lie that daytime TV is for dimwits and bored housewives. We demonstrated that our viewers are intelligent people who relish the opportunity to read and discuss books.”

Sarvis does a victory lap.

Publishing’s new high end.

“Now there’s a new twist: are Britons competent even in their own language?” [Note to American readers: the answer to this question is not a knee-jerk “NO!”]

Waste some time with David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, and others.

“A third of departments surveyed said they even expected progress on a second book before granting tenure.”