Celebrate the “Jonathan Franzen” Milestone
Okay, see, when I started this blog, I had big-ga aspirations.
I wanted, like, seven people to read it.
I was really ambitious.
Then I got downright kooky when I learned that book reviewers actually got the books BEFORE the general public did. (How naive am I? Maybe I thought they worked extra quickly?)
And I decided: “That would be cool. My goal is to get an up and comer and review it before those hot cakes at the NYT do.”
I would be like cutting-edge blogger girl. Not like the slacker-who-is-a-blogger-girl.
True story: I now have Jonathan Franzen’s new book in my hands, labeled ‘Advance Reader’s Copy’. Right there on the cover.
It might as well say: “Rock on blogger girl”.
PEOPLE, THIS IS EXCIIIIIITING.
(right owen meany?)
MY FRIEND KATHLEEN AT GGPFB GAVE ME THIS CHERISHED COPY SO THAT I CAN DO A REVIEW. IT’S BECAUSE OF THIS BLOG, THIS NUTTY BLOG THAT I NOW GET A SNEAK PEAK AT FREEDOM.
THE CORRECTIONS WAS WRITTEN TEN YEARS AGO.
NEARLY 10 YEARS AGO PEOPLE.
THE AVERAGE BOOK SNOB IS JUST WAITING, WAITING, WAITING FOR THIS BOOK TO COME OUT ON AUGUST 31st. AND I GOT IT IN JULY. JUUUUU-LLLLY.
DO YOU KNOW HOW SECRETLY HAPPY THIS MAKES ME?
EXCEPT NOT EVEN SO SECRETLY HAPPY BECAUSE ALL OF YOU KNOW ABOUT IT?
LIKE A BIRTHDAY.