Monthly Archives: December 2008

There’s no such thing as too many books. Even when you have no room for them.

Photo of Shakespeare & Company via Flickr I’ve had over a thousand books in storage for 2 1/2 years now. I miss them like any friend I haven’t seen or talked to in a long time. Since I put the … Continue reading

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Writers you should read if you haven’t already

I haven’t been posting as much lately because the holiday rush left me a bit tired and led me to eating a lot of Lindt truffles and trying to sneak in a few Zzz’s whenever I could. I’ve been enjoying … Continue reading

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I live here

This Is Where We Live from 4th Estate on Vimeo. Via Joe Hill, and my friend Liberty who pointed it out to me.

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In defense of author tours

Kevin Baker’s recent article in the Village Voice about blogs, author tours, and the bleak future for writers saddens me. He talks about his own experiences of showing up at bookstores with one or two people there, or no one … Continue reading

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Michele’s Best Books of 2008

Yes, I know. Every lit blogger is linking to or compiling their own year-end best of the year reading list. So why add another? Mainly because lists are fun, and because I like to take a look at what I’ve … Continue reading

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"Worrying the characters through the story"

(Photo credit: Elena Seibert) I had the chance to interview Wally Lamb over the phone earlier today. He’s coming to Portsmouth as the next speaker for Writer’s on a New England Stage at The Music Hall, to promote his latest … Continue reading

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Social networking: A new form of poetry?

I’m unabashedly addicted to social networking sites like Twitter, the latest website I’ve joined. I like how you are limited to posting a bite-size amount of information. It leaves the Twitterer the responsibility of being precise and sometimes poetic with … Continue reading

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