Three Days, Three Quotes: Day 2

Thanks again to Hermina for nominating me for this challenge! The rules: Post one quote a day for three days Nominate three other bloggers to participate per post. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you. Today, we have a quote from one of those wonderful Paris Review interviews, one conducted in 1998 with Martin Amis. I’m not terriblyContinue reading “Three Days, Three Quotes: Day 2”

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Three Days, Three Quotes: Day 1

Thank you, Herminia, for nominating me for this challenge! The rules are pretty simple: Post one quote a day for three days Nominate three other bloggers to participate per post. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you. Of course, it was hard to trim my list of favorite quotes down to just three, but I think I managedContinue reading “Three Days, Three Quotes: Day 1”

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E. L. Doctorow on Why Writing Is Hardest for Writers

Last week, I read the news that author E. L. Doctorow had passed away at the age of 84. I then proceeded to find out who E. L. Doctorow was. He seems to be one of those authors whom everyone knows about and everyone has read except for me. While researching, I stumbled across thisContinue reading “E. L. Doctorow on Why Writing Is Hardest for Writers”

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Bookish Links — July 2014

Hi peoples. Let’s see what kind of nerdy delight I was able to scrounge up this month. FINALLY! Symbolism in novels explained by the authors themselves! For all of you Middle Earthlings, here’s a recording of J. R. R. Tolkien reading a chapter from The Hobbit (and yes, he read Gollum’s lines in Gollum’s voice).Continue reading “Bookish Links — July 2014”

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Sacrifice and Hard Work: the Life of Author and Story

Originally posted on While We're Paused…:
I was recently listening to our own Donald Williams give an interview for a podcast. In the course of his talk he was discussing how today we have libraries of information at our finger tips, while in the time of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien…

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What’s the Point of Art?

All my life, I’ve been attracted to artistic things. I’ve taken dance lessons for years, I love classic movies, and obviously, I love literature too. Believe me, I’ve tried to like STEM subjects in school, or rather, I tried not to like arts as much. Studying math and science just seemed so much more usefulContinue reading “What’s the Point of Art?”

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Bookish Links – June 2014

Sorry this month’s list is rather lean. I had a dance recital at the beginning of the month, then mounds of school work (I’m homeschooled so while y’all are on vacation, I’m still working. But I get fall off and that’s my favorite time for vacations anyway!). But I still managed to scrounge up aContinue reading “Bookish Links – June 2014”

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Is this just fantasy?

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Citations orthodoxes

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