Category Archives: Reading

Guest post from War of Loyalties’ authour

War of Loyalties, the World War One historical novel I’ve mentioned here before (I was trying to concentrate on one thing long enough to figure out what I was saying about it, and my sister, who’s beside me, suggested “written”, … Continue reading

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“This Saracen’s a heretic, I think.”

I read the Song of Roland recently, and of course I liked it, so this post will mostly be some of my favourite lines. Roland and Olivier are good friends, the brotherly kind of friends who get ignored so much … Continue reading

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“What brings thee to such a biting pickle?”

(Or in the Italian, “ma che ti mena a si pungenti salse?” The Inferno of Dante, Canto XVIII, line 51. It’s not from the part I wrote a paper on, but the book naturally opens to that page every time, … Continue reading

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Happy Reformation Day (& monthly wrap-up business)

Happy Reformation Day! I wish I could say we were celebrating it by having supper (and long conversations) with our Catholics, but we’re off rehearsal tonight because our high-church Anglican gave us today off for “the five hundredth anniversary of … Continue reading

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For tired artists

(This started as a sort of ramble, to the accompaniment of Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, while I was waiting for a student to show up in the Writing Center.) Going too long without writing a story is bad — going … Continue reading

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August Wrap-up

Writing: Went by fits and starts. I finished Camp NaNo and almost immediately ran into a problem with Of the North, a huge problem in fact, and so I stopped writing words to think about the words I had written and … Continue reading

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Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

I didn’t post on Saturday, as the astute among you will have perceived. For some reason it slipped my mind until it was too late. I reached 51,500 words in Of the North! I estimate about 30,000 to go. It’s all … Continue reading

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