7.06.2012

Back in Business...again

Hello, I am so happy to be back in business after literally years of hacking my way through other less-than-literary jungles.

10.14.2009

9.25.2009

Friday 'Fess Up

Well, you are all more than kind to welcome me back. Thank you!

Today I fess up that I haven't started my RIP reading yet. I am waiting for the Wilkie Collins book to arrive. I want to be sure and finish that one, if nothing else, for the challenge.

And a recommendation for everyone: If you haven't read Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, please be sure to add it to your list. Even if you hated Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. A definite must-read...you will be on the edge of your seat.

9.18.2009

She's baaaack!


Hello, friends and fellow bloggers!

I've been gone a long, long stretch - it has been a helluva year, I can tell you that much. Think: California budget cuts. Yeah, education plus recession equals no money for paper clips.

However, I am jumping in for Carl's RIP challenge!!!!

Two books (alas, quote the Raven, wish-it-was-more!):

1. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame Smith

2.04.2009

Writers: get reviewed and distributed online

BookRix.com offers writers a free platform to get their work reviewed and distributed online.

And there's a contest for writers and readers...

1.27.2009

A reading list for the ages!

Thanks to Sassymonkey for posting this list! It ought to keep many a serious reader busy for years!

http://www.sassymonkeyreads.ca/?p=2326

John Updike RIP

John Updike is dead at 76.

Okay, he was never one of my favorites. I thought the Rabbit series were okay, but generally I didn't relate well to the whole older man focused on his sexuality themes that Updike tended to focus on.

Still, you can't get away from his influence on contemporary writing.

One of my very favorite short stories, however, was written by John Updike. It is called A&P. Enjoy.

1.26.2009

Obama's Reading List

If you're not Obamafied yet, this is a great New York Times article on books that influenced Barack Obama. Some titles to check into here!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/19/books/19read.html?8bu&emc=bub2