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dale-estey's picture
Sep.03.2013
All hail Fifty Shades Of Grey, say I. The book, and its author, E L James, have done as much for the authors of the world as Harry Potter and another initialled author, J K Rowling. Sold and still selling. I have before said that everyone writing fiction should genuflect in the direction of J K and...
steve-hauk's picture
Aug.24.2013
Paul Soifer died Tuesday in his Pacific Grove, California home. He was not a writer or critic, but he is a person literature will miss. He was a collector of words. First editions, original manuscripts, letters, the thoughts and feelings behind them, were his passion. The collectors are never given...
jennifer-futernick's picture
Aug.22.2013
Last night I was reading my memoir, I Never Expected This Good Life, as if I had purchased it from Red Room. As if I had never read it.  I was reading the poems and stories critically – today, would I have chosen that word, written that line? – and with distance as if I had never heard of...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Aug.19.2013
Poor Colin Robinson. Are you okay, hon? Do you need a hug? In case you don't know what I'm talking about, the aforementioned Mr. Robinson is an editor for OR Books and wrote a column in The Guardian this past week about the plight of the poor, put-upon reader. There are just too many books for...
sarah-cotchaleovitch's picture
Aug.16.2013
My Books (some of them) If you've ever seen Disney's Beauty and the Beast and you're a book-oholic like I am, your dream house might include a library like the one in the Beast's castle. You know the kind – book-filled shelves stretching into the stratosphere, complete with those rolling...
terry-spear's picture
Aug.12.2013
IT'S A MONDAY!!!! I forget that Mondays roll around and well, sometimes, though, it's not Monday that's the problem. Sometimes it's Tuesday, that insists it's a Monday. Or it's Wednesday, or Thursday. You get the point, right? Some days several days can be a Monday. So today, was totally a...
nina-schuyler's picture
Aug.08.2013
When I fall in love with a book, the relationship quickly becomes intimate. So it’s always startling when someone else speaks the name of a book that I love. The first reaction is one of betrayal: how could the book have wandered? What is behind this blind spot?  For surely this is what it is...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.30.2013
I've confessed it before and I'll confess it again, I read and enjoy the comics in the newspapers.  But as a writer and reader, I thought the Zits comic strip today was brillant. It so nicely captured the technology gap expanding among readers, although in this case it was in the guise of...
terry-spear's picture
Jul.28.2013
Under the Cover Blog Reviewer tagged me in the CUTEST ever photo of her daughter and her on a camping trip… reading in a tent. She gave me permission to share this on my blog. Now first, I want to say that jaguar shifters and werewolves are into camping, big time. They love the jungles/forests. So...
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Jul.27.2013
 Two English friends were discussing a mutual friend who recently passed away. One of my friends said “I am so sorry that I missed my chance of seeing her again and now it is too late.” I knew exactly what she meant, as it has also happened to me. Death leaves you with a helpless feeling of...