Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott A passage of Lamott's made me pair two quite disparate characters, those being herself, a Christian dreadlock-haired old white writer lady, and Neil Gaiman's beloved Sandman character Delirium, because both follow goldfish. Lamott is talking about creativity in writing, and following it wherever it takes you. And Delirum happens to … Continue reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

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Predictive Text

It occurred to me that it was something of a sweet little list to go through what web addresses appear for the numbers and letters I often use. What's your list look like? 5 - www.50bookpledge.ca 6 - https://6inklings.wordpress.com/ a - amazon.com b - behindthename.com c - campnanowrimo.org d - dictionary.com e - eBay.com, etsy.com f - … Continue reading Predictive Text

What is a backlisted book?

So I had to do a little digging, because Book Date's category "backlisted book" had me stumped. By swimming against the tide of the internet sea (my Google searches wanted me to be looking for the much more common phrase, "blacklisted book," which is another way of saying "banned book") I think I reached a … Continue reading What is a backlisted book?

Jobe’s Mid-September Reads

Since I've been reading a lot of short books this month, I thought I'd check in twice for readers. September 4 For "a classic with a twist" (my reading group updated "a classic romance") I read The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman. It is a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale with Snow … Continue reading Jobe’s Mid-September Reads