The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup


This week, the book blogs are full of answers. Listen to them.

Vonnegut knew why we are all such drama queens (there are charts involved).

A thought-provoking take on writing a satisfying ending.

The Book Bench points out that CNN somehow knows what future libraries smell like.

Papercuts fills a hole in George Plimpton’s “Game Theory of Literature.”

“Times may change, but not the literary life.”

Goldilocks was originally an old woman.

At the TelegraphSebastian Faulks knows the Internet. Apparently, it’s “good for quick checking or buying a pair of shoes but as a repository of deeper thought and wisdom it has some way to go.” (via Bookslut)

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 →