Word Crush Wednesday: Madame Bovary

I have a lot of time for Madame Bovary, both character and novel. It's by no means the oldest book in my collection (ahem, Shakespeare; I see you there, Chaucer) or the longest (Tolstoy, Thackeray), but it's one of the first I developed affection for on my own. I could write a thousand words on why I… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Madame Bovary

Bitten and Stung

Is it me, or does my title look German? Admittedly I've been thinking in German a bit recently, but now I'm hallucinating a cross between the languages. Argh. Also, of course Franz Kafka had opinions about biting, stinging books. I think the last book that bit me, stung me and made me weep was, although I… Continue reading Bitten and Stung

Word Crush Wednesday: Gustave Flaubert

I've been muttering about longer quotes for a while now, so here we are. I've had my interview. I think it went OK, I was nervous as a nervous thing. It's a cool-sounding job, in the city, in a great building with awesome offices. After the spoken interview, I was bundled off to do a writing… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Gustave Flaubert