June 2007

Look it up…

…on the Internet! Author Stephen Brust posts the following in his blog: “Does anyone remember the given name of Vlad’s father? I think I do, but I’m too lazy to look it up, and it would be so embarassing to be wrong.” –One the commenters responds: “Maybe Sethra Lavode is his father too…Vlad, I am …

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Bibliophage, Part IV

At first, it was shocking to see Martin–but she called him the Bibliophage–eat her books. First, he would inhale, savoring each part of the book, sometimes individual pages. Then he would remove the pages–either with a scalpel or by hand, keeping the edges as neat as possible–a sensual purr of torn fiber. And then, while …

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Word of the Day.

ataraxia (at-uh-RAK-see-uh) also ataraxy, noun A state of freedom from disturbance of mind. [From Greek ataraktos (not disturbed), from tarassein (to disturb).] -Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

Quiz-o-rama.

(via Doyce.) WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?Sort of; I think one of Dad’s ex-girlfriends was involved. Not Deanna Durbin. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?A week ago? DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?I used to; now it’s just my handwriting. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?Really good ham for a tomato, ham, and mayo on …

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