Infinite Winter, an online David Foster Wallace reading group that will be tackling Infinite Jest about 75 pages a week through May, will kick off on January 31. I'm very excited to be a part of this community, and will also be featured as a guest blogger later in the season (I'll surely post another update here when my comments go live). Details on Infinite Winter can be found here -- if you've ever had any inclination to read this massive book, I urge you to consider joining us. This'll be my first time through the novel and I can't wait.
I've also written a lead-up column for Infinite Winter which just went live today. Please click below for my thoughts on 1996, 6th grade, and how two decades can feel a lifetime away.
Jeff Alford: On 20 of My 31 Years, the Readers We Were, and Those We Strive to Be
In other news I'm tiptoeing into the world of twitter. If you're interested you can follow me @theoxenofthesun.
Howard Jacobson, Shylock Is My Name