Christian Fajardo Fajardo itibaren Kimovka, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukrayna
I think The Morning News is as good as anything on the Web. So a book of essays from the site and new essays from its writers can be expected to be a hit with me. For example, I already knew that: * Josh Allen's "Two Minutes and 42 Seconds in Heaven" is hilarious. * Daniel Nester's profile of Christian parody rock band ApologetiX is great. Here's what surprised me: * Matthew Baldwin's piece on spoilers. I already think it's totally unfair that someone who's a good programmer can also be a great writer and this is just more evidence. * Paul Ford's "Six-Word Reviews of 763 SXSW Mp3s" held up better than I expected. I thought rereading it--especially without being able to click to the music--would be pretty hollow but it's still a lot of fun. Still, I hope they don't give over 100 pages to it in the 2009 annual, if one is printed. * Lauren Frey's "Learning to Talk," which simultaneously describes how she got into radio and how she lost her voice. It's a perfect essay, fully worth the price of the entire volume. Especially since you can't find it anywhere else.