Category Archives: Books

Babes with books

Just imagine how much better it will be when they can actually read. I hope.    

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About to purchase a book from Amazon? Don’t. Do this instead.

I posted something similar to this (but with only 140 characters) on Twitter yesterday after doing almost exactly what I describe here. I suggest you do the same. About to purchase a book from Amazon? Stop. Do this instead. Sincerely. … Continue reading

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Every death in A Song of Ice and Fire, displayed in rainbow-like horror

I have yet to begin reading the Game of Thrones series (actually called A Song of Fire and Ice). I’m watching it on HBO, but I’m afraid to begin reading the books. The author, George R.R. Martin, is 65 years … Continue reading

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I did not like Doris Lessing’s response to winning the Nobel Prize

I was saddened to hear about the death of Doris Lessing. I read a lot of her work while in college and some of her short stories since then. I like her work a lot. That said, I wasn’t a … Continue reading

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It’s okay to make fun of fat people, but only if they are really, really fat.

Sarah Palin stated that although she is against bullying, it’s understandable people comment on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s weight because it’s “been extreme.” Apparently there a designated threshold on mocking people who are overweight, and Chris Christie exceeds it. … Continue reading

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It’s okay to make fun of fat people, but only if they are really, really fat.

Sarah Palin stated that although she is against bullying, it’s understandable people comment on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s weight because it’s “been extreme.” Apparently there a designated threshold on mocking people who are overweight, and Chris Christie exceeds it. … Continue reading

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Which book is more frightening?

Dinosaur-on-human erotica or a Ryan Gosling coloring book? Both are real. Which is scarier?

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My namesake discovered 42 years later

My daughter’s name is Clara Susan. Her first name comes from the protagonist in The Van Gogh Café by Cynthia Rylant. My wife loves that book, and it’s where she fell in love with the name for the first time.  … Continue reading

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The career of an author is not all angst and loneliness. Some of the time.

I am not a starry eyed author. I expect little from my publishing career. When I published my first novel, Something Missing, in 2009, I was not under the illusion that I would be quitting my day job anytime soon. … Continue reading

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A good old fashioned book mobile!

Look what we found in the midst of a poorly advertised festival in downtown Hartford last weekend: An actual book mobile! Operated by Penguin Books, it was a joy to see for both me and my daughter, who immediately picked … Continue reading

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