Word Crush Wednesday: Aeschylus

So today I got to thinking about predictability. I thought of another novel idea (taking the tally up to four, and ensuring that I'll probably still be writing just these four in 2017) and a genre, and genre subversion. Don't ask. Or do, but you may have to wait until I've created flowcharts, note cards and perhaps… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Aeschylus

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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

Words Crush Wednesday: Raymond Chandler

First, the backstory: I was browsing the blogging world, looking for challenges. While I'm here, does anyone know what happened to the Weekly Writing Challenges? They just... vanished. Into thin air, or maybe there isn't any air. Maybe they just vanished into nothingness. Everything and nothing. So anyway, I came across the blog events, the ones that… Continue reading Words Crush Wednesday: Raymond Chandler

Literary Rain

Me, a reading dry spell? Good luck with that. You see, I basically read every day. Even if it's just a trashy novel, or a skinny paperback that I won't remember two years from now - I read. You'd probably do better to ask what book I read yesterday (or today, actually, time is plentiful at… Continue reading Literary Rain

Selectively Snobby

I suppose I'm a culture snob, if such a thing is possible. I care little for cars or beer, as I don't drive or drink beer. Coffee is a thing I love, but to be honest I don't give it a lot of thought. As long as it's hot and tastes good I don't much… Continue reading Selectively Snobby

Adored or Admired

Oh no, this is a question I've often asked myself. Widely popular or little known?Actually, I was thinking about this literally a few hours ago, so I guess the Daily Prompt people are telepaths.I don't know that I want to be a paperback writer; I would like my books to be a little more durable. Preferably in… Continue reading Adored or Admired