Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, peeps! (For those of you who don’t celebrate Halloween, please feel free to wish me good stuff on holidays that I don’t celebrate, including, but not limited to, Wear Brown Shoes Day, Don’t Go to Work Unless It’s … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading

As is fitting, I’m going to talk about Pierre Bayard’s How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read before I finish reading it. I did read enough to know that the book isn’t “limited to developing techniques for awkward literary confrontations”. … Continue reading

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System Lock Down?

From the data that I get on my readership on this blog, I’ve noticed something. Almost everybody who subscribes or comments on this blog has a WordPress blog themselves. I believe there are only three exceptions to this pattern. Admittedly, … Continue reading

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More on Writing

John Scalzi made the point in his book, You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing, that writing professionally, or writing be published and make money, is work. It is work in the most … Continue reading

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Theme Changed

Bowing to unanimous (even if solicited) pressure , I’ve changed my theme! It’s now Twenty Ten Chunk instead of Bueno. What do you think? New is always a bit strange, so I’m going to give it a couple of days before passing final judgement. In … Continue reading

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Book Banning and Cancer

Woah there, I just used both the bb and c words in one breathless sentence. And it’s not even a sentence! It’s a breathless phrase of a title! But wait! Before you write me off as a complete liberal twit, please read on. … Continue reading

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Do you know what an archive is? If your answer to this is “yes! absolutely!”, then won’t you tell me all about it (ideally in an engaging, non-soporific kind of way)? If your answer is “uh, isn’t that the place … Continue reading

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