Win a book

Are you the next Jane Austen? Mandy Hubbard is running a contest and looking for your best take on the immortal opening line of Pride and Prejudice. Here’s what it’s all about and good luck!: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an avid reader must...

What I’m watching: Everything is Illuminated

I’m always a little bit hesitant to watch the movie made from a book I enjoyed because I have endured so many horrible film adaptations. (One of the most disappointing in recent memory was The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.) So, I wasn’t sure what...

What I’m Reading: Candy Girl by Diablo Cody

(Technically, I finished reading Candy Girl over the weekend, but it’s been a busy week so this is the first chance I’ve had to write about it) When my sister was in college, she made the remark destined to live forever in infamy in our family that she...

Better or Worse?

I had an appointment with a new eye doctor today. I am always nervous about new eye doctors, as the one I had to see when I was a kid was such an obnoxious jerk, I am always expecting a new eye doctor to be a nightmare. Thankfully, I am always pleasantly surprised. I...

I don’t really get the e-book controversy

So, now that I will be a published novelist (well, it’s still a ways a way) my father has become suddenly interested in the whole publishing world. The other day he gave me a newspaper clipping of someone recommending YA titles to senior citizen readers. In my...

What I’m watching: Be Kind Rewind

I watched the movie Be Kind Rewind last night. This is a light-hearted tale about a couple of guys who set out to save a video store after accidentally erasing all the tapes, by recreating the movies with an old camcorder and some very low-budget special effects....

I have joined the Twitterati

Actually, I re-joined the Twitterati, as I found my first attempt overwhelming. So, if your attention span is so short that you cannot handle full-length blogging and prefer microblogging, you can follow me. I will try to be a better Twitterer this time around, but I...

Still breathing

With a minimal amount of banging my head against the wall, I have got this site more or less up and running and functioning (I think) reasonably well. Thanks for stopping by! Now that I am freed from the chore of having to fight with coding, I should be able to post...

Welcome

I’m just getting this new blog and site up and running, and still in the process of working out all the little bugs, and getting things just right. Please bear with me as I get everything running smoothly.

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