If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you were in a room surrounded by writers without leaving your house, Twitter is possibly the best way to do it. Just yesterday, I was watching Ta-Nehisi Coates, Atlantic editor and blogger about race, nerddom, and pop culture, get details on Jane Austen from Macmillan anti-pirate Nina Lourie. Today, I’m watching horror writer Joe Hill talk offhandedly with William Gibson about fun things to read.
Joe Hill tweeted, “Twitter is pretty awesome. I feel like I’m in the world’s best, smartest, funniest, most energetic book club.”
And he’s right. I had a lot of mixed feelings about Twitter before I started in on it. It’s still hard to keep up with, but it’s worth peeking in on when I have time for it.