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Book Review: Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence

Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence, by Lane Shefter Bishop I have to admit that as a writer my marketing is what I tend to feel least confident about, and that appears to be a common problem for writers … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Sports Subgenres: A Syntoptical Reading Project

From time to time I like to engage in syntoptical reading, where one reads a lot of books about the same sorts of subjects as a way of gaining insight into what is written and why it is written [1].  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Censoring Queen Victoria

Censoring Queen Victoria:  How Two Gentlemen Edited A Queen And Created An Icon, by Yvonne M. Ward This book was a deeply interesting one because it raises some fascinating questions about the nature of censorship and the various motives that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Censors At Work

Censors At Work:  How States Shaped Literature, by Robert Darnton There is a moment in this book where the author states that many of the functioned served by censors in unfree socities (like those discussed in the book) are served … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Late Age Of Print

The Late Age Of Print:  Everyday Book Culture From Consumerism To Control, by Ted Striphas I must admit that while there were parts of this book I found enjoyable, not least the author’s interest in the logistics of books and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of The Publisher

The Art Of The Publisher, by Roberto Calasso One can be most charitable to an author like Roberto Calasso if you see him as a blogger instead of as a philosopher.  One expects a blogger, especially one who specializes in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing Jane Austen

Writing Jane Austen, by Elizabeth Aston Reading this book, I found far more similarities between the heroine, one Georgina Jackson, and the author concerning their respective attempts to write within the world of Jane Austen than the author would probably … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gardening In The Northwest

Gardening In The Northwest, by the editors of Sunset Magazine And Sunset Books I have found it to be an immensely intriguing thing that the Northwest has so many regional guides on gardening.  Admittedly, I probably would have noticed other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Guerrilla Marketing For Writers

Guerrilla Marketing For Writers:  100 No-Cost, Low-Cost Weapons For Selling Your Work, by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, Michael Larson, and David L. Hancock I enjoyed reading this book.  As a writer, someone who enjoys both the solitary cave-dwelling existence … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sixty Poems

Sixty Poems, by Charles Simic This book is a way better book than its title would suggest, and way more coherent as well.  As far as reasons for the existence of this best-of collection [1], this book has a worthwhile … Continue reading

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