Hi, you! I'm the editor and publisher of Engine Books, a little fiction press that I started in 2011, and co-editor of Freight Stories, an online fiction journal. And I write. And teach freshman comp. Etc. Like a lot of us? Anyway, live in Indianapolis, married to another writer/editor, eat like the Midwesterner I am (lots; indiscriminately), garden, and now get weird sun-spots on my face instead of the cute freckles I used to have because I am almost 40.
@stonefruit You can get AN UNTAMED STATE now if you look around. It's not supposed to be out for another month, but I've seen it in a bunch of bookstores already.
@PennyCentury Going completely off topic to say PENNY CENTURY! I love me some Jaime Hernandez.
I really wish we could have this article without the gifs. I'm totally interested, but going to go blind if I keep reading.
Oh, give me a break. Mean-spirited or not, this has no relationship whatsoever with reality. Substitute "suburb anywhere in the early 1990s," and maybe—maybe—you're onto something.
I did this for my husband's birthday, years and years ago, before we were even engaged, when we were really poor. He still says without prompting that it's the best present he ever got.
I watched a movie based on this article when I was waaayyy too young. It has haunted me ever since. I can still almost recite the murderer's diatribe before he kills her.
@isavedlatin College, here, if I hadn't dropped out for a while.
These numbers look way, way better to me than I would have expected had I listened to all the people shrieking about the death of the book, and than I would have expected considering my freshman comp students' general antipathy toward reading. They left me optimistic about books, actually.
@NellyBly There's a very good reason Wuthering Heights keeps getting repackaged with new YA covers. It's *extremely* popular with teenage girls. Hugely so.
@psychedelicate She looks better all the time, too. When you watch old shows or episodes, then look at her now, she's just getting more gorgeous.