Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

11 Sep 2003, 11:16 a.m.

Currently reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, an alternate-history…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Currently reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, an alternate-history time-travel literary detective story. Reminds me of Connie Willis in that you see academics doing time travel in modern England, only it's not as annoying. Verdict in a few days.

About to read: Jake, Reinvented, the new Great Gatsby takeoff by Gordon Korman. I have probably talked more about this book than anyone else who does not work for Hyperion Books. Well, Korman and Fitzgerald are two great tastes, etc. If you don't have anything to be enthusiastic about then you're dead inside. I have Korman, Good Eats, and the possibility of writing another article for Salon. The stand-up bug is nagging rather than encouraging, in case you're wondering.