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April 6, 2012
Open Thread: April 6, 2012
Friday at last! What do you want to talk about so you can head into the weekend happy?
5 Great Movies About Writing
The other night I slammed the brakes on a film—something I rarely do, but this one managed to be both ...
Stop!….Grammar Time: Logic Will Break Your Heart
Stop!…Grammar Time is an occasional feature about grammar, style, and writing. Sometimes with 90s Top-40 references. Sometimes not. ____________________________ Ok, great. You know ...
Flowchart Friday: Snap Judgement Edition
(Yeah, I spell judgement like a Canadian. Deal with it.) You know how sometimes you see someone reading a book, ...
The Magic of the Sentence
In the March 18th edition of the NY Times, there’s a piece by Jhumpa Lahiri called “My Life’s Sentences.” It’s ...
April 5, 2012
Riot Recommendation: A Round-Up of Apocalyptic Stories
This installment of Riot Recommendation is sponsored by After the Snow by S.D. Crockett. The oceans stopped working before Willo was born, ...
Random Bits of Poetry That Have Lodged in My Brain
I didn’t go to any schools that really required memorization. I have a vague memory of needing to memorize the ...
Young Adult Literature
The Odd Couple: Stewart O’Nan and Lauren Oliver
On the surface, The Odds and Delirium don’t have much in common. Delirium is a popular YA dystopian novel. The Odds is a new ...
Open Thread: April 5, 2012
Interesting discussion about teaching the Bible as literature in yesterday’s thread. Today, I’m fully in the throes of spring fever ...
‘Dragonriders of Pern’ Series: Calling All Dragon Nerds
Sci-fi about dragons is an escapist dorktasm.
The Top Six Baseball Novels
Hope springs eternal! Happy Opening Day! Baseball’s summer-long march to the Fall Classic begins today, and to celebrate and get ...
The Top American Writers?
Last week, the MLA* ranked the top 25 American writers according to the amount of scholarship that has been devoted ...
Confessions of A Newbie Indie Bookseller, Part Two: Euphemisms
Customers often bring me books off the shelves and ask me if I can tell them anything about them. There ...
April 4, 2012
Paperback THE PALE KING Offers Brand New Wallace Writing
David Foster Wallace had quite a following before his suicide in 2008, but his posthumous success has turned the timbre ...
Charlie Kaufman’s Novel: When Is Medium Crossing Okay?
Man, am I curious to know what Charlie Kaufman’s novel is about. Aren’t you? Have you seen his films? Being ...