I belong to a book club. I refer to it as the "mommy book club" because all the other members are mothers like me. It is a nice monthly escape for an evening, a chance to get together and talk about books and life. There is copious wine, beer and sweet treats involved. It gives … Continue reading YA Literature & The Mommy Book Club
First, I just finished the incredible Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (I know I'm like 2 years late in coming to this book, so I'm not claiming what I have to say is relevant) This is one of those books that I loved: prose that enthralled and surprised, characters that come alive on the page, … Continue reading Things that made me think
I was tooling around on the web and came across a link to an October 2008 article in The New Yorker by Malcolm Gladwell - "Late Bloomers." It is a great read - go check it out. Gladwell makes some interesting observations about the nature of artists and the process of creation.He cites evidence from … Continue reading Writing Prodigy or Late Bloomer?
Recently, there has been a flurry of rants and confessional postings that examine the relationship between writers, agents, and publishers. Some of this has been thoughtful and constructive. Of course the most incendiary writers garner heaps of attention, and the agentfail fiasco along with rants on the "talent killing" agents have shown the ugly side … Continue reading 2009 – the year of the rant?
So, I was cruising around the blogosphere and found this post with a reference to the Proust questionnaire. A funny twist from the agent perspective.After a bit of sleuthing I found the origin of this reference, it was a parlor game that Proust famously participated in, and a list of the questions at Vanity Fair.It … Continue reading Proust Questionnaire – Part I