08 9 / 2014

"2080: A Golden Age of Informational Fluidity. For the benefit of those people at future-of-publishing panels—there’s always one, for some reason—who insist it’s really not about the text but the smell of the book, books will by this time be available exclusively as lines of fragrances. Subsequently, humans will modify themselves into a species with a powerful olfactory sense, able to read underwater by decoding strings of pheronomes. Aroma-bibliography will triumph, as vast epics are composed for newly developed scent receptors, transforming the rising seas into a giant bath of community-assisted transmedia content. Also around this time, the oral literature of dolphins will be deciphered and will turn out, inexplicably, to be all about vampires."

(Source: mcsweeneys.net)

23 8 / 2014

Um having serious issues not buying this right now. $450 is totally reasonable for an old sign, right!?!? (at Rejuvenation)

Um having serious issues not buying this right now. $450 is totally reasonable for an old sign, right!?!? (at Rejuvenation)

07 8 / 2014

Gorgeous new home of @chinmusicpress in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Brought me to tears as the space is 9 years in the making and this incredible small press deserves it! #latergram

Gorgeous new home of @chinmusicpress in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Brought me to tears as the space is 9 years in the making and this incredible small press deserves it! #latergram

04 8 / 2014

#Repost from @kpwerker:
On @jakovitz’s recommendation, I’ve started reading this. So far, it’s riveting. #book #reading

#Repost from @kpwerker: On @jakovitz’s recommendation, I’ve started reading this. So far, it’s riveting. #book #reading

03 8 / 2014

Not nearly all of them but looking good! #bookshelfie

Not nearly all of them but looking good! #bookshelfie

01 8 / 2014

Swoon. I’m back at the Mother Ship, the (newly redesigned) @powellsbooks in #PDX. Gorgeous. Now to buy PLENTY and CALIFORNIA. (at Powell’s Books, Inc.)

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07 7 / 2014

“Accessible and beautifully rendered; highly recommended.” (via Summer Best Debuts | Library Journal selects Claire Hajaj’s ISHMAEL’S ORANGES)

“Accessible and beautifully rendered; highly recommended.” (via Summer Best Debuts | Library Journal selects Claire Hajaj’s ISHMAEL’S ORANGES)

07 7 / 2014

"Dan Washburn has found a strikingly original device to portray recent developments in China: It’s all about golf." (via Book Review: ‘The Forbidden Game’ by Dan Washburn - WSJ)

"Dan Washburn has found a strikingly original device to portray recent developments in China: It’s all about golf." (via Book Review: ‘The Forbidden Game’ by Dan Washburn - WSJ)

01 7 / 2014

"There are always challenges to reporting in China, but with golf the kind of legally nebulous world that it exists in creates another layer of complexity." (via Writing China: Dan Washburn, ‘The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream’ - China Real Time Report - WSJ)

"There are always challenges to reporting in China, but with golf the kind of legally nebulous world that it exists in creates another layer of complexity." (via Writing China: Dan Washburn, ‘The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream’ - China Real Time Report - WSJ)

30 6 / 2014

“You can still say that statistically zero percent of the population plays golf. But the thing about China – statistically zero percent of one point four billion could still be… you know, a decent number.” (via Dan Washburn’s new book on golf course ban in China | Marketplace.org)

“You can still say that statistically zero percent of the population plays golf. But the thing about China – statistically zero percent of one point four billion could still be… you know, a decent number.” (via Dan Washburn’s new book on golf course ban in China | Marketplace.org)