Update on the Tournament of Books... I saw my dad creating one of these... bracket things (?) for what I believe was recent basketball activity. I have only read two of the books in the tournament, but there are quite a few others I'm interested in (The Art of Fielding, The Sense of An Ending, and Swamplandia). The two books I have read happened to be against each other - The Marriage Plot vs. Green Girl - surely quite randomly as they have little to do with each other in basically any way. I thought Edith Zimmerman's judging was hilarious and the "Match Commentary" rather astute. Obviously The Marriage Plot comes out on top, but I do think it's a very odd pairing. Maybe that's how these bracket things (???) work for all I know.
Then I noticed Zimmerman interviewed Zambreno on The Hairpin. It was only partially awkward because Zimmerman like, straight-up said she didn't like the book, but then they managed to have a nice conversation.