* The loneliness of the long-distance reader.
* “Goodbye, Cameras;” in the last two or three years I’ve become more interested in photography.
* “The Flowers in the Attic generation grows up;” after reading innumerable pieces like this one I read the novel a couple years ago and found it boring, perhaps because I’m not a teenage girl?
* “Most likely you go your way and I’ll go mine.”
* “Can’t get tenure? Then get a real job.” I’m following this advice.
* “Don Jon” [the movie] Is A Blue Pill Disaster.
* Tyler Cowen on Megan McArdle’s The Upside of Down,” a book I was ready to dismiss as a writer (who I generally like) recounting the usual papers, but Cowen says “It is extremely well written, engages the reader, is based upon entirely fresh anecdotes and research results, and makes an important point.”
* D. G. Myers: Academe quits me.
* I was prepared to hate “Written Off: Jennifer Weiner’s quest for literary respect” and yet admire the even tone and frequent humor. I’ve often read descriptions of Weiner’s books, considered them, then gone on to something else.