The staggering amount of work and email generated by Friday's unveiling of the Litblog Co-op and Saturday's subsequent Los Angeles Times story has us scrambling and behind schedule today. Our LA Times Thumbnail is in the works (and lest anyone accuse us of going soft on the Times in exchange for the nice story, fear not - the grade is a low one), as is a bunch of other interesting links we've collected. In the meantime, we leave you with this bit of MOTEV news: She will be joining us for the May 20 John Banville reading in NYC, so come out and touch the hem.
As we persuaded her to make an appearance, we also collected these two squibs which we share now. (We'd have gotten more but we were driving on the freeway, and so our transcription abilities were limited.)
MOTEV on the Atlantic's plan to all but eliminate fiction: "Curtain up on the dark ages."
MOTEV on Ian McEwan's Saul Bellow appreciation: "Too bad his novels aren't as good as his criticism ... "
Check back after lunchtime for our LATBR Thumbnail, and more ...