The Phantom Tollbooth and Other Book Reports

Hey everyone, it's me, your favorite iconoclastic heterodox.  

I wanted to give a status update on the still unnamed Jerx Book that will be coming out later this year. Descartes advises us to, "Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it." With that in mind, I have broken down the work required to finish the book into approximately 200 mini projects, each taking a 3-4 hour block of time on my end. I'm going to work on a couple of these projects a day for the next few months. And to keep the people who donated on top of how things are progressing there will be sticky post at the top of this blog that will change daily with just a couple sentences describing what I worked on that day. I'm going to speak somewhat in generalities so as not to spoil some of the surprises, but if you don't want to know anything about what's coming, don't read the posts at all.

You might be saying, "Give me a break, I don't care about the book." Then just scroll past the sticky post, you dingbat. I did consider that it might be annoying to have a post about the book occupy the top spot for the next few months given that it's a relatively small percentage of you that ordered it. But tough shit. The only reason this site can continue is because people support it and I want those people to be in the loop. I love those people (no homodox). 

The book is getting better and weirder as I work on it. It's intended to be a "best of" the first year of this site, but about 1/3 to 1/2 of it is going to be all new stuff that will be exclusive to the book and won't be written up here (or anywhere else, for that matter). It's going to come with some specially made props and the book itself is used as a prop for a couple of tricks too. Will it be the greatest magic book ever? That's not for me to say. That's for historians to unanimously agree is 100% accurate.