Linking to The Millions main page here to check out the entirely of their Year In Reading series (so far).

The 2011 Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to... David Guterson (and an appropriate name, sans second T) for his recasting of the Oedipus myth. Congrats! I know you're very proud.

Amazon is attempting to lure authors into publishing their books 90 days early exclusively on the Kindle. With money.

Looks like a series of Watchmen prequel episodes are coming out. Alan Moore will not be involved. And I guess I'll just leave it at that.

A great essay here about all the "Best Of" lists we're overwhelmed with (especially this time of year), and how we measure literary excellence.