I. I just read the first short chapter of a newish book, and it ends with the character wishing someone would leave her alone so she could update her blog. This seems like a dire development somehow—or is it simply verisimilitude?
II. Speaking of updating: My software has arrived—and ed-park.com has been updated! And I am using the software to do this blog post. We'll see how it works.
III. Would it be a good/bad idea to do PD annotations on the PD blog?
IV. Dzyd Brent informs me that one of the vocal lines in the Squeeze song "Tempted" (which I reconsidered yesterday) is by none other than Elvis Costello. I knew he produced it...but I didn't know that he had a cameo! This means there are four people handling lead vocals! Too many! Unless you are doing "We Are the World."
V. Culled from Dzyd comments—great boarding school novels/fictional boarding schools (further details welcome)—
Enfield Tennis Academy in Infinite Jest
Christine Schutt's new book, title unknown
Nina de Gramont's The Gossip of the Starlings
Gordon Korman's Bruno & Boots novels, set at the fictional McDonald Hall in Ontario (and initially written while a teen)
From Jenny D:
John Irving's The World According to Garp
R. F. Delderfield's To Serve Them All My Days
Hogwarts in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books
Jane Eyre, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield