Weekly digest (2/4/11)

I was home sick yesterday, so I got even more reading (and sleeping, and lemon tea) in than I usually do.

  • Read it. Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. I’d like to take a time machine back to the end of 2010, when everyone was raving about this book and I pooh-pooh’ed it. Yes, everyone! It is that good. Longer review next week.


  • Saw it. I have been rip-roaring through Battlestar Galactica and I’m ticked off at how addictive it is.

  • Heard it. The Decembrists’ The King is Dead is far twangy-ier and honky-tonkin’ than I would have expected. ┬áIt used to be streaming at NPR Music but now you can find some tracks on their website.