Gym Reads Poll #3 (Non-U.S. Edition): What should I read next?

It's that time again!  Another Gym Reads Poll!  Thus far, you all have made me read the following:
  • The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr. (1978)(podcast forthcoming)
  • Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler (1991)
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (1997)(almost done)
Now, I need something new to read while I'm at the gym.  This time, I'm mixing things up by providing a list of books by authors who are not originally from the United States.  The following list includes authors from England, Australia, India, Nigeria, Jamaica, South Africa, Portugal, Ireland, and Germany! Read More

Poll: The Retro Nostalgia Film #8 (Mass Selection Time!)

I've made the following poll open to multiple answers.  If you could, select the three that you'd like to see me cover over for what remains of April.  Only three.  Period.  I've come to the conclusion that this will make things easier on me and you (you won't have to vote every single week to see your film get covered, and I won't have this constant rush to get to the film in the few days remaining after the poll).

So you know the drill -- vote!

Poll: The Next Retro Nostalgia Film? You Decide!

Earlier, I asked for film suggestions for my Retro Nostalgia feature thinking that there would be some kind of simple consensus.  Boy was I wrong!

And so, in order to decide which film I'm going to watch for tomorrow, I'm creating this little poll, which you all get to vote in.  It'll run until midnight, since I need time to actually watch whichever film you all decide on.


Poll: Would you watch or tune in to a live-writing event?

One of the interesting things I did with my friend Adam last year was a collaboration in which we more or less wrote a story live. While that story didn't pan out (still have it and think it's a wicked piece of work that we should one day finish -- Andy Remic would love it), it made me think about how I might use Google Docs to let people sneak a peak at my writing process. Google lets you share a document with anyone, and it shows updates more or less as they are happening.

Since I'm working on WISB-related stuff, I thought some of you might like to see me at work (and to see the rough drafts as they come into being).  I could select a time (maybe a daily time or something) and give the link out on my blog.  Even if you couldn't make it to the live event, you could still check in on the progress.

Would any of you be interested in this?  Let me know by clicking on the little poll.