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Bibliophilic Monologues · 1W ago

Reports from Winterland

It occurred to me that I have almost but not quite abandoned this blog and I most certainly don’t want to do that so here I am. Sort of. I seem to have lost myself. I haven’t been able to pu...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 1M ago

2017: A Wrap

This year was almost dumpster fire, almost but as it is, every bad year has a few good things going for it to save it from being entirely terrible. Many things have happened this year. Most ...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 2M ago

Revisions: The Second Step

So you have finally finished reading your magnificent work of art and managed not to die from the shame of having written it (or maybe that’s just me). You have underlined and annotated and ...
Bibliophilic Monologues · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 3M 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 · 3M 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 · 4M 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 · 5M 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 · 5M 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...