Monthly Archives: March 2007

Thoughts for Thursday – Ti(red)

Tomorrow is my birthday — well, anti-birthday. I refuse to have a birthday this year. Theoretically. As birthdays do, this one got me to reflecting upon the year past. It seems to me that the American culture in general has … Continue reading

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I am not a big fantasy/sci-fi buff, never have been. I figure this world has enough interesting people and plots to deal with; why add distant planets or goofy names to the mix? But, I’m trying. I think I’ll check … Continue reading

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10 (+2) Books I Couldn’t Live Without

I should subtitle this: “10 books that make me want to write.” Because I cannot separate “books I cannot live without” from books that influence me as a writer: The two activities, for me, are irrevocably intertwined. These are books … Continue reading

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Friday Buzz – Didion on Broadway

This is either going to be really, really bad or really, really good. Plus: Vanessa Redgrave. Minus: The theatre may have to close the balcony so people don’t jump off of it. Now, if YoMT is ever made into a … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Book covers

As if you really could tell a book by its cover, publishers spend a lot of thought on cover design. There is even a web site dedicated to the subject! And, of course, when a publisher can nab a movie … Continue reading

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Michael Chabon has a new book coming out (May). Yay. Other cool books on the way: Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick (June)Flight: A Novel, Sherman Alexie (this month)The Sea Lady, Margaret Drabble (May)Alentejo Blue, Monica Ali (June)The Gravedigger’s Daughter, … Continue reading

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Investigating Nancy Drew

Maybe it’s just because I have the TBR Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Woman Who Created Her, but take a look at what are purported to be Nancy Drew dolls from Madame Alexander (circa 1967): Tell me: Don’t they … Continue reading

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