The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


This week, the book blogs got technology, and it turns out they’re not so sure whether they like it. Below, see them wrestle with television invading their books, the Kindle, and crappy book trailers — also, Virginia Woolf uses one of those new voice recording contraptions.

Elizabeth Onusko at Guernica discusses the Kindle and E-textbooks and wonders “why our culture seems to value that which is new and novel without asking a few questions first.”

Virginia Woolf reads out loud.

On Galleycat, crappy trailers can hurt your book.

On Harriet the Blog, how will we study writers when they die if we don’t have their facebook passwords?

A social network for writers (via Silliman).

TV attacks books.

In other news, “A recovering evangelical’s hymnbook” with Carlene Bauer on Paper Cuts, parodies of literary masterpieces, and Slate doesn’t like Fahrenheit 451 going comic book.

Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →