links for 2011-08-17

  • "Trying to remember a book you read as a child? Need help finding the title of a short story you loved in college? Post your query on the Tip of My Tongue page at Reddit–hundreds of dedicated readers will help you find the book."

    –Crowd-sourcing my memory. The time has come.

  • As stated on his website, you can now read the first section of Colson Whitehead‘s forthcoming Zone One. (Scribd). The book will release this October, and it was tapped in our “Great Second Half of 2011 Book Preview.”

    –So get this: I logged in to Scribd via Facebook, downloaded a pdf of the excerpt, and emailed it to my Kindle! Now all I have to do it read it.

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