McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: McSweeney’s Books Presents: Author Adam Levin and Porn Star Kayden Kross in Conversation (Part II).
KROSS: I’ve been having this discussion continually for years: can you read books on Kindles or Nooks or whatever the fuck? I can’t do it. I get angry. The friends I have kept agree. What’s your take on this? I figure about 8% of the enjoyment I get out of reading stems directly from the turning of and dogearing of the pages. Another 1-2% is the smelling. There is also the post enjoyment where I add the book to my massive bookshelf and it looks even more stately. My books are sectioned like this: The best go in the middle at eye level, the next best go to the right and left at eye level, the eh, but I finished it go to the levels above eye level, but not the highest level, which is reserved for this sucks so bad I couldn’t finish it. The shelf is 16 feet long and 12 feet high…
LEVIN: I used to rock a similar love-based system of shelving books, but then I got too old and faded, and now it’s like: here are the alphabetized novels; here are the alphabetized short story collections; here are the alphabetized anthologies; here are the alphabetized nonfiction books; here are the oversizeds and graphic novels and art books; here’s the McSweeney’s shelf. In boxes on top are the poetry and less-frequented nonfiction (I just moved, had beautiful shelves built, thought they’d be enough, and they weren’t quite enough).
Good ol Kayden Kross. Role model for all porn stars. Role model for all books.
These flowers are full of life. Young and beautiful. Or are the vibrant reds and oranges really a foreshadowing of the eminent end of the world? Mortality man. Who knows?