The Great Tradition of Christmas Ghost Stories

This is a fantastic article from the Paris Review about the wonderful tradition of Christmas Ghost Stories. I loved the look at the technical aspects of a Christmas Ghost Story, then the recommendation for a few you may want to read this holiday season! Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year! Read […]

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Written on the Skin: On Literary Tattoos

I think tattoos are interesting. I’m not sure I could get one, but, I think the stories they tell are fascinating. Here is an article on literary tattoos. If you are a bibliophile, and thinking about a tattoo, this may just open up a whole new world for you! Read more: Written on the Skin: […]

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Literary Tourism: Bozeman, Montana

If you are in the Montana area (and yes, I know that’s some wide area), you may want to plan a bit of a trip to Bozeman to check out some of these literary locations. Read more: Literary Tourism: Bozeman, Montana On the northern tip of Yellowstone National Park, a bit west of where Montana […]

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Turning the Torture Report Into a Book

So, on December 30th, copies of the Torture Report in book format will be available for $16.95. Published by Melville House, the book will be available everywhere books are sold. Now, I know that government reports are published all the time (and the article below talks about how this happens and the relationship between government […]

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James Patterson Makes Good On $1M Promise To Indies and Other News

This is a cool story, and there’s other stuff like a blurb on Judy Blume’s new adult book and the word of the year by Merriam-Webster. Read more: Book News: James Patterson Makes Good On $1M Promise To Indies Less than 10 months from the day James Patterson swore a million-dollar promise, he has kept […]

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What Writers Listened To While Writing Dragon Age: Inquisition

This is truly an awesome article. Many writers listen to music to help keep the creative juices flowing. It never occurs to me while I’m playing any of my favorite video games (or reading a book) to ponder what the author listened to while the story was being written. Thanks to BioWare for providing me […]

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Inside the making of Purple Rain

When I was 10, Prince’s Purple Rain came out, and while I’m not sure whether it came out a few years later on TV or at the same time, I remember seeing it on the slightly-older-than-me HBO. I also remember fawning over the song “When Doves Cry”, dancing in my own 80s way to “Let’s […]

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I Hereby Resolve to Read…Less?

This article over at Book Riot spoke to me. I also resolve to read less…I think after so many years of Old Musty Books, and recently feeling disenchanted with the stories I’ve been reading, this is a wonderful resolution that maybe will help me get back into the groove of reading. Maybe spending time doing […]

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Trolls have been Slut-shaming for a VERY LONG TIME

I thought this was a cool little piece of history to share. It seems as if there’s a lot of talk about slut-shaming recently; and one might think slut-shaming is a new phenomenon…its not. Read more: Einstein’s letter defending Marie Curie shows just how long trolls have been slut-shaming women In 1911, nearly a decade […]

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A Love Letter to an Outrageous Aunt and A Lost World of Fun

This is a wonderful post about Auntie Mame. If you haven’t read the story, you should. Read more: A Love Letter to an Outrageous Aunt and A Lost World of Fun The book, in turn, is not as much a novel as a notebook in which a witty and wistful student has written copious notes. […]

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