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New Year’s Eve Suitcase Porn | 12.31.11

A) North Face Vault

B) MacBook Air with Banksy vinyl sticker

C) Nintendo DS

D) Pill cutter

E) Business cards

F) iPhone 4S

G) Chevelle’s Hats Off to the Bull CD (remember those?)

H) Books: Meat is All, How the Days of Love & Diphtheria, Normally Special, So You Know It’s Me

I) Pilot G-2 pens, 0.38 thickness

J) 4gb USB PenDrive

K) Hi-Liter, Sharpie

L) Volvo key

M) Aviators

N) Custom Moleskine notebook

O) iPad 2 inside Moleskine case (with extra Moleskine tablet)

P) Westone earbuds

Q) Swiss Army Knife (always be prepared)

R) Ben Marcus’s The Age of Wire and String

S) The Paris Review #199

T) Concord Saratoga watch

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My 2011 Year in Review | 12.29.11

Excerpted from InDigest Magazine:

…There are so many books I loved this year, this list could end up becoming a novella in length! I mean, I read and loved David Foster Wallace’s “unfinished novel” The Pale King, devoured Sarah McKinstry-Brown’s truly fantastic book of poetry, Cradling Monsoons; I finished Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow (finally!), expanded my taste for the experimental with Darby Larson’s The Iguana Complex and Johannes Göransson’s Entrance to a colonial pageant in which we all begin to intricate, and sung the praises of both Adam Novy’s The Avian Gospels and Christian TeBordo’s The Awful Possibilities.

 And how could I forget the best memoir of 2011, Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Chronology of Water, Roxane Gay’s truly wonderful Ayiti and Ethel Rohan’s Hard to Say? (It’s simple: I couldn’t!) I sincerely loved so many books I read this year—large and small, dense and opaque, traditional and experimental, major presses and indie presses—so much diversity! Indeed, this list would feel incomplete without Brian Oliu’s So You Know It’s Me and xTx’s Normally Special, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention how much I really liked Jeffrey Eugenides’s latest novel, The Marriage Plot, and Roberto Bolaño’s found manuscript, The Third Reich

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