My favorite picture of the week, courtesy of GalleyCat: “Jonathan Franzen Signs a Kindle” —
“One Reddit user convincedÂ Jonathan FranzenÂ to sign his Kindle eReaderÂ this week, earning a â€œresigned sighâ€ from the digitally averse novelist.
As you can see by the image embedded above, it appears Franzen scribbled his name and wrote â€œSIGNED KINDLEâ€Â on the back of the device.”
For the record, here’s a corresponding post on Slate.com (“I Made Jonathan Franzen Sign His First Kindle” —
“In the photo, youâ€™ll see that Franzen dated the rakish â€œJ. Franzen was hereâ€ by writing â€œ8-9-10,â€ though this momentous occasion actually took place on Sept. 8, 2010 (9/8/10). Franzen blushingly justified the mistake as being in â€œthe European style.â€ After the deed was complete, Iâ€™d like to say that I laughed devilishly at having signed his soul over to the digital age, but I just thanked him and moved along.”
Yep, that’s a lot more than I thought I would ever be writing with the words “Jonathan Franzen” and “Kindle” in one post.