Stepping out (and about)

This Saturday, I’ll be the best man at my younger brother’s wedding. I do the honors with no small amount of pride and joy, but my duties—including, ahem, a toast that I’ve barely started writing—preclude any work on the blog this week. Next week, I’ll be recovering and working on a book review (for pay! For an honest-to-God publication! More details to come later.). So, you won’t see much of me then, either.

Here are a few items to tide you over.

Online annotated books are a boon at their best, providing context and clarifying allusions, linguistic quirks, and once-current historical references in an easy-to-read interface. A few years ago, I found Samuel Pepys’s diary, but failed to link to it. The brilliant, essential Maud Newton has uncovered the annotated Moby-Dick, which reminded me of Pepys. Both are well-designed. Both are worth reading. Now, can anyone get on Middlemarch?

Christoph Niemann draws a great comic about his sons’ love of the New York subway system.

As always, head left to peruse the blogroll. I’ll be back, eventually.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation, RogerEbert.com, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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