1. Tuesday, September 28, 2004

    s.e. hinton got me into reading. 

    j.d. salinger got me into writing. college scarred me from writing stories by convincing me i sucked.

    and blogging got me back into it.

    so now that we’re full-circle, look at who’s coming out of the past and back into my life?

    the woman who started it all, S.E. Hinton is going to be reading from and signing her new book in brentwood tomorrow, so blogging.la tells us.

    now im a little weary because blogging.la also told me to go to the lobster.fest and we all know how that little fiasco wound up.

    S.E., author of such classics like The Outsiders; That Was Then, This Is Now; Rumble Fish, and Tex, apparently has just come out with her first non-teen novel Hawkes Harbor which amazon calls “a dark, funny, scary, suspenseful tale that will entertain mainstream and adventure/horror readers alike.”

    Would S.E. mind if L.L. called her return a comeback? It’s been 20 years since she’s released anything.

    All I know is I want to go but i already rsvp’ed to go to the LA Press Club’s celebration of tsarfan and reason editor Brian Doherty’s fine book (which i even read) This Is Burning Man.

    get drunk with my friends at a swanky beverly hills press club event or be a fanboy to the woman who began this sickness that i have with reading and writing – and then drink with karisa afterward?

    what would ponyboy do?

    brian doherty reviews the classic Smile cd + hit and run + i cant wait to vote