We’re invited to two events on the same evening. By we I mean “me.” I am TheGloss. I am all of you. It’s like being the goddamn Queen of an intergalactic internet empire. So, let’s make the hardst decision of our life collectively. Two events enter, only one will leave with a positive RSVP.

Young Lions Fiction Award: The New York Public Library junior committee presents an award to their favorite fiction of the year

Reasons to go to this:

It’s a reflection of the best authors of the year.

Swamplandia was a good book and I want to sit in the corner and shout “GO KAREN RUSSELL! ROLL DEEP!”

(I can’t do that; I’d be thrown out. Like immediately. Though I like to think Salman Rushdie would come to love me the way he came to love Devorah Rose afterward.)

Ethan Hawke hosts and sometimes makes funny jokes!

It was, interestingly, featured on Gossip Girl this season in an episode where everyone opera claps and Blair has some kind of complete mental breakdown. I know that doesn’t narrow the episodes down, even a little bit.


Season Finale Party For Gossip Girl

I mean, I think this is kind of self explanatory, but if you need more reasons:

They’re doing make-up applications.

They have some manner of fruity cocktails.

And I think I will perhaps meet the four other people in the world who still watch Gossip Girl.


So–drunk yelling at Gossip Girl, or sober contemplation of the year’s best literature?

Fuck, crowdsourcing is great.

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