Self is currently reading the July/August 2010 issue of Poets & Writers, the one showing some white guy exposing his bare, intricately tattooed chest to the world (See, Adrien Brody, Taylor Lautner et. al., you aren’t the only ones who can do shirtless! Writers are perfectly up to doing same!)
She likes reading Page One, the list of quotes from newly published books’ first lines.
Here are the first lines that she found most intriguing:
- from Vendela Vida’s third book, The Lovers, published in June by Ecco:
“When half an hour had passed and there was still no sign of a white Renault, Yvonne began to fear she’d been scammed.”
- from Bret Easton Ellis’ seventh book, Imperial Bedrooms published in June by Knopf:
“They had made a movie about us.”
- from Sloane Crosley’s second book, the essay collection How Did You Get This Number, published in June by Riverhead Books:
“There is only one answer to the question: Would you like to see a 3 a.m. performance of amateur Portuguese circus clowns?”
- from Rick Moody’s ninth book, the novel The Four Fingers of Death, published this month by Little, Brown:
“People often ask me where I get my ideas.”
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.