It's day nine of the Ben Tanzer/Laura Szumowski virtual book tour for The New York Stories! And in fact once again I didn't get to post a tour update yesterday (DAMN YOU, LOUSY VIRGIN MOBILE INTERNET SERVICE!), so not only am I telling you today about Ben's recent MP3 reading for Curbside Splendor (done down at Jackson and State in the Loop last week, a reading of his story "So Different Now," recorded by yours truly), but also about his recent visit with litblogger Patricia Ann McNair yesterday, where the two looked at pictures of his workspace and discussed various things about it, as part of a regular series on the subject she does there. I hope you'll have a chance to check them both out. And don't forget to stop by again tomorrow, where Ben will be over at the blog of Cort Bledsoe.