So a while ago I started posting chapters of a novel online before I panicked and took them down after realizing that they (a) weren't at the calibre I could achieve, and (b) were not going to be produced as expediently as I hoped. I've since been working on it again. The pitch for In What … Continue reading triangulating the text
My husband knows he married a Harry Potter enthusiast. And he, himself, long ago admitted that he once-upon-a-time had been something of a Star Trek fan. "When I was a kid," he said with emphasis, as if awaiting judgment. But what judgment was I to pass? I was well into my twenties when I spent an entire semester solely on Harry Potter and … Continue reading The Cultural Exchange
One of the things I am going to miss about Britain (more on that later) is the fact that Morrissey releasing an autobiography warrants not just mentions on the news but also hardcore, "man-on-the-street" journalism. Truly, the public needed to know what the average Mancunian thought of Morrissey. We needed to know, I tell you! … Continue reading to read or not to read: morrissey’s autobiography
After spending the majority of the years 2001 through to 2007 going to university and working in two different bookstores, I managed to accumulate several hundred books. I counted once mid-2005 and it was about 350. More gathered since, both before and after the Grand Library Merger with Husband's collection in 2011. Even after the … Continue reading packing my library
Because maybe it's time I start learning something... "Look at the longing, the anguish of a sad fossil world / that cannot find the accent of its first sob." (Frederico Garcia Lorca)
I love getting mail. Especially large packages; ones that don't rattle, but shift slightly when shaken: shunk shunk shunk in the cardboard origami mailer. Yesterday, I received the results of my latest moment of online consumerist weakness: Some new music: 1 - Dear Science - TV on the Radio 1 - Glasvegas - Glasvegas 1 - For Emma, … Continue reading your latest amazon shipment has arrived!