November 2008

Proust: On Reading

Marcel Proust wrote a rather well-known work called In Search of Lost Time, published in France in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. Before he embarked on

Burn without reading?

Making breakfast—coffee and a honey sandwich—I tried to put myself in the mind of Vladimir Nabokov. I’m old, I’m dying, but

Elizabeth Bennet: After the Wedding

Following in Jane Austen’s footsteps… Sometimes after spending my days poring over management texts and improving my understanding of those oh-so-fascinating research methods, at

Murder Most Pleasant

Thanks to my fiancée working in a bookshop, I have been fortunate to discover a bizarre sub-genre of book that I would never have

Economy Impacts Libraries in US

When times are tough… hit the library. In an economic downturn, it totally makes sense that individuals in communities are turning more frequently to the

William Wharton dies at 82

William Wharton, author of Birdy, Dad, and A Midnight Clear died in hospital this week following an infection. Despite the success of Birdy, about a

October 2008

Are Writers Crazy?

The old saying about the fine line between genius and madness seems particularly apt when looking at writers. There must be something about the personality

The Books of Abarat

Yesterday I finished reading a lavishly illustrated hardcover copy of Clive Barker’s fantastical Abarat (2002), and by complete coincidence I also stumbled across a paperback

A Procession of Them

University of Texas PressSeptember 2008, 152 pages, $45.00 Eugene Richards, a documentary photographer, joined forces with Mental Disability Rights International to create this disturbing book of photographs. Traveling

Random Book Sale Score

There’s nothing like scoring some fresh used books at an unexpected book sale. Today was the annual library book sale at the nearby central

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//Mixed media

Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

// Channel Surfing

"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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