- What's enjoyable about pop & rock is its novelty; there's no point listening to the same stuff for decades.
- Writing autobiographically for his first two books wasn't a problem because as you live, you grow & have more experiences which lead to more material to write about (whereas I'd always thought it was best to leaveautobiographies til you were old, but I see his point).
Wednesday, March 22
About a Boy...
Although I'm tired enough to fall asleep in my desk chair & go rolling across my uneven floor, I'm posting away because I had such a great day. No, not the getting up at 6:45 part, or the staying on campus for over 13 hours straight bit, or the working away furiously in the computer lab part. While I am so tired my contacts are drying up in my eyes, Nick Hornby's reading was well worth it this evening. Just wanted to jot some things down before I completely forget the experience. (Much like the have a friend I used to tease that she only remembered things that happened if we had photographic evidence of them, I remember better if it's written down somewhere.) He read from A Long Way Down (quite funny, for a book about suicides) and "Nipple Jesus"---which I didn't think was very funny when I read it for myself. Why is it so wonderful to hear authors read aloud, and so excruciatingly boring to hear most people do it? Maybe I'm just a snob & the rest of you folks really dig it. Or hate author readings. The prerequisite Q&A sessions following the readings are never my favorite. This one was no exception & I'm sure I disturbed the guy sitting beside me by fidgeting in my chair (sorry, guy with a stack of books; please understand I'd just come from yoga & everything was still popping & readjusting in my spine). Most of the people there are aspiring authors who have author-ish questions to ask But I heard him say two particularly interesting things:
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