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dale-estey's picture
Mar.20.2010
"Creative writing courses also haven't helped. They may be big business for universities and wonderful therapy for graduates – though I can't help feeling if you want therapy you'd be better off seeing a therapist – but they have had a negative effect on the reading public. All they have done...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Mar.02.2010
Top crime fiction blog Gumshoe Review rates my new Palestinian crime novel THE FOURTH ASSASSIN very highly: "Rees does an excellent job of showing the pressures on the young Palestinians and describing the microcosm of one immigrant community within the U.S. The mystery also contains plenty of...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Nov.29.2009
Because people keep writing lists of "Ten" things to do or not do and because I am never clearly on one side or the other of these lists, I thought I'd come up with my own list.  the list that inspired my own was a list ten things that I shouldn't do while blogging.  I make three of those...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Aug.13.2009
Seems even those holding the keys to the Holy Land need reminding that thou shall not steal. By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost JERUSALEM — In its international survey of corruption, Transparency International (TI) ranks Israel a respectable number 33 out of 180 countries. Pity the poor people of...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Aug.03.2009
I was browsing through one of my mother's cookery books tonight, it is dated 1985, a gift from her sister, both deceased now. Some pages are stained and discoloured from use, others slip easily by, nothing used, tried. Nothing ventured. There are leaves too in the pages, gathered from trees that...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jul.15.2009
I’ve always enjoyed Elmore Leonard’s novels and seen him as one of the true stylists of popular fiction. In a review, I even described my pal Christopher G. Moore as the “Elmore Leonard of Bangkok” and I meant it as a compliment. But I have a bone to pick with the great Elmore. I just read a book...
merrill-markoe's picture
May.22.2009
I compulsively read all those articles that boast “Ten new foods that burn belly fat .” I guess lots of people do and that’s why they make up so many new lists every month. Sometimes I think  its the same  bunch who  fabricate the belly flab lists and the “101 new ways to turn him on” lists that...
susan-wiggs's picture
Jan.03.2009
Everybody’s doing a “Year’s Best” – here’s mine, in completely random order: best romance novel to re-read: The Windflower by Laura London (aka Tom and Sharon Curtis) second-best re-read: Hummingbird by LaVyrle Spencer best best-of list to feature a book by my favorite author (aka, me)...
marilyn-kallet's picture
Dec.16.2008
Number 10: You can buy 2005 Bordeaux at the supermarket in Valence d'Angens for about 4 Euros.  Some of these wines you will not find in the United States.  They are the color of rubies in a sunset, and they taste even better than their gleam. Number 9:  The cheese dealer in the open market at...
susan-wiggs's picture
Nov.27.2008
Illustration by Sally Mara Sturman, www.sallymarasturman.com It’s Thanksgiving Day, so I thought it a good time to conclude my little Gratitude Project. I have to say, I am so impressed by you people! It’s been a pleasure every day to turn on the computer and see what people are thankful for. I’...