Click songs for links to youtube videos (none of them are my uploads) with lyrics or a separate link for lyrics if I couldn’t find a video.
I won’t assign the songs to characters or parts of the book because I don’t want to spoil anything. (Make sure you listen to the entire Notorious B.I.G. song.) Making this list was a lot of fun, haha.
Meowsers. I’m so happy that “Fox 8” was made into this nifty e-book. This is one of my favorite stories by George Saunders. I think I did a dance at work during my break when I saw the link. File this under: required reading for being a Yuman.
I just read this for the first time today. So.Good.
Doodler’s Questionnaire with Fox in Wolf’s Clothing
Fox in Wolf’s Clothing aka Paul has been a professional in the Canadian book industry for 6 years. From the local bookstore, to supply chain with a national retail company, and more recently the digital side of things with a publisher, he remains a self-described bookseller at heart.
A sometimes blogger, this sports fan and vinyl record enthusiast is an avid reader and book lover.
As I fancy myself a fan of books (I confess I need to make more time to read these days) and being a person who daydreams about being a writer one day, I was curious to hear about the “new normal” in the book world.
Fox was kind enough to answer Doodler’s Questionnaire! Thanks Paul!*
*Full disclosure: this is my real-life spouse
Doodler’s Questionnaire with Fox in Wolf’s Clothing
Aside from a good book, what are your “must have” items while you are reading?
Well, personally I have a really hard time reading without adequate light. Shadows really seem to distract me, even if its one page casting a shadow onto another. I guess if I’m reading at home, I like to have tall, back lighting. If not at home, I’d have to say a book mark - I can’t deal with page-bending to mark a page and I have a spotty memory at best (not a good combo). In a perfect world, I would also love to have a proper arm chair to read in (ideally well lit from the back! Lol).
Whenever I ask successful people how they got started they usually answer similarly, explaining to me that they simply “did it”. How and when did you personally know your love of books was more than a hobby?
I think it probably was about 8 years ago. I was really disenchanted with my career at the time and had taken a quick trip across the border to Buffalo for some shopping. On the way, I was talking with my mother who asked me what it was I really wanted to do with my life. I had always wanted to be an author, and I told her so, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that I could be happy just being around books. I think my Mom was probably the main factor in my love of books and the printed word - she always made time to read to me, take me to the library, and encourage me with my writing (no matter how poor I might have thought it was).
What is the most frustrating and what is the most rewarding aspect of working in the digital publishing industry?
In your opinion what is the most common misconception about e-reading and the current e-book market?
I think the most common misconception is that eBooks are killing physical books. I don’t believe that they are - I believe the two will ultimately compliment each other. See: vinyl and digital music as a model.
If you could only own 1 record what would it be?
The White Album by the Beatles - amazing quality and so diverse/eclectic in sound that it wouldn’t soon get boring.
If we went back in time to ask your 4 year old self what they want to be when they grow up what would they answer?
What is the most beautiful experience you can imagine?
Watching the sun set over the ocean from the deck of a (my) boat, dog at my feet, love at my side.
Anything to add?
Never give up on dreaming - without a dream to chase, I’d feel like I was standing still. And never let anyone else tell you what your dream should be - there’s nothing in that direction but emptiness.
“The world was made up of people putting one foot in front of the other; and a life might appear ordinary simply because the person living it had be doing so for a long time.”
Publisher Bond Street Books
Published July 24, 2012
While tracking the ebooks tag I am usually disappointed, finding mostly suspect links soliciting or sharing pirated e-books. Lately I have been noticing more posts sharing links with legitimate promotions (like Cyber Monday deals) and of course the tag is largely authors promoting their own ebooks (which is awesome).
This book is so good, it is life changing. I’m only on page 68 and I feel this way. I’m already looking forward to re-reading it. The end.
Life complete! (for now haha)
Thanks to foxinwolfsclothing <3 :)
Hazlitt is a new digital habitat from the folks at Random House Canada - publishing originally commissioned ebooks, videos, essays and more.
Looks like the beautiful design is matched with some beautiful content, especially enjoying Suzanna Showler’s account of house-sitting for Sheila Heti, How Should a Person House-Sit?
(The name takes after nineteenth century journalist William Hazlitt, not a Lolcat reference btw)
If you haven’t read this instantly classic western-noir, you best repent and rectify that shit. Add The Sisters Brothers to your summer reading list. And put it at the top.
Nice pic c:
‘Here lies Morris, a good man and friend. He enjoyed the finer points of civilized life but never shied away from a hearty adventure or hard work. He died a free man, which is more than most people can say, if we are going to be honest about it. Most people are chained to their own fear and stupidity and haven’t the sense to level a cold eye at just what is wrong with their lives. Most people will continue on, dissatisfied but never attempting to understand why, or how they might change things for the better, and they die with nothing in their hearts but dirt and old, thin blood - weak blood, diluted - and their memories aren’t worth a goddamned thing, you will see what I mean. Most people are imbeciles, really, but Morris was not like this. He shuld have lived longer. He had more to give. And if there is a God he is a son of a bitch.’
Patrick deWitt (2011), The Sisters Brothers.
the wild west meets Shakespeare meets Oliver and Hardy…
Loved this book!
Not that he would learn a lesson from this sign full of odd symbols and lines.