February 2008

Nuttier than a…

I had to come up with some “crazier than a…” smilies yesterday. Here’s what I ended up with: Loonier than a Canadian dollar. More out of whack than a broken paddleball. Flakier than a dandruff commercial. More out of kilter than a naked Irishman. Kookier than a mountain of snickerdoodles. So what can you pull …

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Book Reviews

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak This book should have been unreadably awful for the YA audience. The writing is full ofKurt Vonnegut-isms: ***A SMALL QUESTION AND ITS ANSWER***And who do you think was made to clean the spit off the door each night?Yes–you got it. The ending is unrelentingly awful (and spelled out at …

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Sadly…

I can’t find a good link to a song I want, so I’ll post the one I did find. It’s a cover of Dire Straits’ “Romeo and Juliet” by the cover band The Alchemists. The college radio station plays a mysteriously-unnamed version from time to time, and this is as close as I could get. …

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Writerly Ramble.

Turns out, whenever you learn something new about writing, it’s a bad day, or at least a day where you want to smack yourself in the head. D’oh! Two things (the third being “try using a storyboard next time”) I learned today at the PPWC February Write Brain: Go through your first chapter and put …

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I want…

Cookthink has a new feature, “What are you craving?” Click on “my cookthink,” sign up for a free account, and tell them what you want–ingredient, dish, cuisine, mood, or just type it in: Nutmeg (ingredient) + Grill (dish) + Contrast (mood) = Chicken in Parchment with Carrots, Tomatoes, and ChickpeasGrilled Orange-Rosemary Lambchops …and something completely …

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