A few weeks ago, I was contacted about reviewing a book (or more) by Carly Phillips, who is, the email told me, a bestselling author. I don’t typically review books here (I have, however, reviewed some for Literary Kicks), but I do write about books on my blog from time to time, so it’s not … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, I was perusing my Facebook news feed, as I do sometimes, and I came across a link: Holy Shit: They’re Making Atlas Shrugged Into A Movie. The article begins like so: When it comes to dating, I have only one simple rule. If I go over to a girl’s house … Continue reading
From Jeremy: But I gotta ask, is there a subcurrent of crushtata going on with one of the other admins on a certain Flickr group? First of all, I think I hate the word “crushtata” because it makes me think of mammograms. Think about it. Anyway, I am co-admin of a couple of Flickr groups … Continue reading
The thoughts I had upon finding this old fortune went like this: 1. Who’s Lucky? 2. Or perhaps what’s Lucky? 3. Oh, do not ask, “What is it?” / Let us go and make our visit. 4. Damn, I’m a nerd.
Right now I’m reading Milan Kundera’s Immortality for the fifth time. I read it every fall, because it feels like it belongs to this time of year, and by now it’s a habit. Leaves change colors, and I pull Immortality off the shelf. When I first read the book, I’d been slowly reading my way … Continue reading
Last night, I was trying to fall asleep (this is more difficult sometimes than others) and I couldn’t because I thought “You know, people don’t say ‘flummoxed’ enough.” And then I started thinking of other words I wish I heard more, which turned into a series of thoughts about words I like and words I … Continue reading
I have a post planned for tomorrow later, but in the meantime, I thought I’d let you know that I have a new piece up at LitKicks. Here it is. It’s about The Sound and the Fury, which just so happens to be my all-time favorite book. Enjoy.
The other morning I was reading this thing that appeared in my NPR Books feed (don’t you subscribe to National Public Radio book talk? what are you? not a nerd?): Chat While Reading: The Future of Books? It’s about this site, called BookGlutton.com, where you are able to discuss books as you read them. Provided … Continue reading
I was having this IM conversation a couple of weeks ago with a guy we’ll call Greg, because that is his name. It ended up being about whether or not certain books are hot, for example, “If you saw a girl reading a Homeric epic, would that be hot?” or “Pablo Neruda: hot or too … Continue reading
I just spent about an hour going through a bunch of posts in Google Reader, and there are 98 left. It’s down from over 300 yesterday, but you know, sometimes there is just too much internet. Still, I finally got around to this, and it made me happy. Nothing like a little William Carlos Williams … Continue reading