Monthly Archives: February 2007

Rules for writing

This is from BikeProf, who is a credible source because he actually finished a book draft! The Hobgoblin’s Rules for WritingWrite every day. At the worst, your typing will improve to the point that you can write more quickly than … Continue reading

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Trilby by George du Maurier

This is a book of its time and place, fin-de-siecle Europe. What interested me most about this book was the fact that it was the sensation of its time, selling more than 200,000 in Britain and America, spawning a successful … Continue reading

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Monday mish-mash

There’s so much reading-related activity happening lately at Planet Kitten, I thought I’d just do one of those catchall posts. 1. Finished Trilby. An odd book, surely, dated and very late-Victorian in tone and topic. But I’m very glad I … Continue reading

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Friday Buzz – War & P has Tolstoy rolling in grave

Oh, for God’s sake: Just when you thought publishing couldn’t get any sillier with the scrotum controversy and crasser with O.J. Simpson and Judith Regan, HarperCollins decides to trim down War & Peace and add a happy ending. All in … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – A request for help and a poem

Hi, everyone! I am here to ask for help: I have decided to make a transition from the corporate world to teaching. I know a lot of you out there are teachers, and I thought you might have some advice, … Continue reading

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2 books to change your life

Okay, now that it’s all over, I can confess: The last few weeks have been pretty horrendous. I will spare you the details. I will say, however, that if you are — or even if you don’t think you are … Continue reading

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Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood

Romance to the nth degree is what you get with this novel. What initially intrigued me is that this book was as popular in its time as another tome you may have heard of: Robinson Crusoe. And its author was … Continue reading

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