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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
Beyond the University Why Liberal Education Matters
Michael S Roth
First Love, Last Rites
Ian McEwan
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Is it an Easter Egg?

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews

So there are two mentions of a very, very minor character named "Dave Smeggers" in Jesse Andrews' "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."


I know hardly anything about the novelist Dave Eggers, nor have I read any of his works. But the name is so close that I wonder if this is an Easter egg for Andrews' adult readers or an in-joke between friends or acquaintances. Are the two writers friends? I have no idea. 


Turns out "Smeggers" in the book is a stoner. 


Does anyone know if I'm onto something or just on something?