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Bibliophilic Monologues · 5d ago

Revisions: The First Step

A Twitter friend of mine, Patrice Caldwell, recently shared her revising process which led me to share mine and it occurred to me that it might be worthwhile to not just me but other people ...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 1W ago

November Wrap Up

November was a rollercoaster. Good and bad things happened. I found a job. (More on that at a later date.) I finished the first draft of the novel I was writing. (I will start revisions afte...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 1M ago

October Wrap Up

October ran away from me. I was busier than I had expected to be, sadder than I had expected to be, and just not in a reading mood. I still managed to read 15 books which I suppose are no me...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 1M ago

On Being Alive

We are, aren’t we? In gasps and outrage, in shock and horror, in reluctant smiles over the most unexpected happenings, and always in sorrow. 2017 has been a battlefield in many ways and from...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 2M ago

September Wrap Up

It’s not yet October 1st but it will be by the time I finish composing this post. I am hideously tired but made the mistake of drinking a large mug of chai with enough caffeine to keep me go...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 2M ago

The Nonexistent Knight by Italo Calvino

Paperback, 144 pages Published August 15th 2017 by Mariner Books Source: Raincoast Books I have been a fan of Calvino’s ever since I read his If On a Winter’s Night, A Traveler but I have ne...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 3M ago

August Wrap Up

Another month has zoomed on by and I am left befuddled at the speedy pace the year assumes during its latter months. I have zero expectations that September will go by any slower. But hey, a...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 3M ago

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul

Hardcover, 256 pages Published June 13th 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. Source: Raincoast Books When I was ten years old, my mother handed me an empty notebook and told me to write down the titl...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 4M ago

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Hardcover, 224 pages Published May 9th 2017 by Doubleday Canada Source: Publisher There’s something about the way Murakami tells a story. I know I have whined on occasion about his habit of ...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 4M ago

July Wrap Up

THE YEAR IS GOING BY TOO FAST! Make it stoooop. I’m kidding, don’t. You’ll break the universe trying. And Trump is doing that fine on his own. Sigh. Anyway, July was a tough month for reason...