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On Knowing the Words Before You’ve Read Or Heard Them

Some works of art – books, poems, plays, movies – are so well-known, so widely read or viewed, that they enter the cultural lexicon. Most everyone knows a phrase or two, even if they’ve never had any contact with the … Continue reading

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Remembering Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart died last week and The Guardian published their obituary and an article in remembrance today. I knew nothing about Mary Stewart’s life until I read the newspaper articles today – didn’t know when she was born, didn’t even … Continue reading

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So Many Books, So Little Time

I wrote a post not so long ago lamenting the reading slump I’d fallen into. And another one about all the books I wasn’t reading because they haven’t been released yet. But now, I’m drowning in books. I have 10 … Continue reading

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Books and the Internet

I remember many moons ago when the likes of Amazon first started, someone commenting to me that they didn’t know how online bookselling could compete with the experience of browsing in a store or in the library. I think she … Continue reading

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Unfinished Thoughts

I have a whole lot of half-written posts lurking around on my dashboard. Ideas that I haven’t gotten around to thinking though properly, or that I got tired of before I completed the post. There’s the one about using the … Continue reading

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More On Reading Styles

I wonder if the difference in reading styles that I wrote about last night is, at least in part, a genre issue. My friend mostly read literary bestsellers. Whereas I don’t read a lot of that kind of literary fiction. … Continue reading

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On Finding People Like You in Fiction

Recently I’ve been seeing posts here and there about representation of people who aren’t white, male, heterosexual, able-bodied, etc, etc, in fiction. And I’m in agreement about the need for different characters, all kinds of characters. The older I get, … Continue reading

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