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Where The Wild Things Are…

This collection of manipulated photos makes me think of Maurice Sendak’s book. Particularly this image.

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Thanks Ron

I received Stumbling on Happiness. I have 3 books in the queue ahead of it, but I’ll post my thoughts on it when I’ve read it. I didn’t see any contact info beyond your physical address, so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Herman Melville

Today is Herman Melville’s birthday – born August 1, 1819. 190 years old. Friend and contemporary of one of the other writers of the Great American Novel – Nathaniel Hawthorne. Visit Sheila O’Malley’s compendious appreciation.

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Just Like The Old Man In That Book By Nabokov

If you are reading this from my blog, and not from my Notes on Facebook, you can see that the name of my blog is Mnemosyne’s Notebook and the epigram is “Speak, Memory or die.” I took the epigram from … Continue reading

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Book Report

Well, I finished Little, Big earlier this week, then gobbled down John Scalzi’s Zoe’s Tale. I enjoyed that. I’m hoping to gather my thoughts on Crowley’s book and make a longer post this weekend. I’m starting to think it’s time … Continue reading

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Little, Big Update

I’m getting into the second half of John Crowley’s Little,Big and I’m enjoying it even more. There appears to be a war going on, though we aren’t sure of the factions. One side is the faeries, the other has not … Continue reading

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Thinking as one Writes: Concise Version

I read Harold Bloom’s Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human shortly after it came out. One of the things that I liked was Bloom’s observation that several of Uncle Will’s characters worked out their thinking as they spoke. Hamlet is … Continue reading

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