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red-room-well-red's picture
Jan.28.2010
"I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing." -William Faulkner Whether or not he was a failed poet and short-...
kathryn-stripling-byer's picture
Jan.28.2010
              Granny Younger came to visit me last night.  Stepped right out of Lee Smith’s Oral History and sat down for a spell, trying make me listen again to her stories out of the hollers and hills of Lee’s mountains and mine. I lay awake with her in the dark, knowing I couldn’t make her...
jack-deeney's picture
Jan.28.2010
GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE COMEDIANS” “Set in Haiti, where terror rides and death comes frequently and swiftly   in the night, it is a story of love and adventure, hope and disillusion.” In 1791, a self-educated slave in the French Caribbean colony of Saint Dominique led a successful revolution against...
jackie-krudop's picture
Jan.28.2010
I guess I can say honestly that I am using this blog today to replace "therapy" which I'm sure in one way  or another I need.  You see, my favorite novels are mystery novels....Mary Higgins Clark, John Sanford, (my favorites) etc etc.  I love a good mystery; whodunnits as my mom and I...
glenda-bixler's picture
Jan.28.2010
Every once in awhile, somebody asks...or on some site, it is requested that I identify my favorite book, my favorite novel... Here's my answer: The one I'm reading right now! Now I don't try to be flippant...although I must admit it is fun sometime...but, really, I just can't pick out a favorite...
evie-shockley's picture
Jan.28.2010
Greetings!  I'm too short on time to write a proper blog about favorite novels, unfortunately.  But by way of thanks to all the novelists who took a moment to mention their favorite poems, I'm posting a quick list of ten novels that I love or admire.  Some are long-time favorites, some are newer...
yuma-michaels's picture
Jan.28.2010
During the years of my marriage to a volatile man in a starkly real culture, every day of my life felt like a sweeping novel or an intense play.  I stopped reading altogether.  Catharsis was unnecessary—something, it seemed at the time, for people who lived life vicariously instead of just lived. ...
nancybrady's picture
Jan.28.2010
I may be wrong, but I believe everyone has one favorite book.  While there are other books one likes and enjoys reading, there is one book that a person returns to time and again for whatever reason.  For me, it is Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. I first read it as a senior in high school (or to be...
patricia-barbee's picture
Jan.28.2010
I've always been a reader of a mystery book with assured endings like the works of Erle Stanley Gardner.  Comedic tales or "powder blue" writings I've really enjoyed. From wherever, I found the book Coma in my house.  Maybe my brain thought it was missing an "m" in the title. I...
javagrma's picture
Jan.28.2010
I doubt anyone would be surprised to learn that most writers were avid readers at a very young age.  I was no different.  I can remember my grandmother, who only made it through eighth grade before she had to drop out of school to help with her family, reading to me from the time I could climb up...