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Sunday, November 21, 2010

COMMENTS, COMPLIMENTS, and COMPLAINTS

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16 comments:

  1. Really enjoying the blog, the "East of Eden" posts and otherwise. One question: do you mind if I copy your "Books on Recommendation" idea for my blog? I love what you're doing with it. Every time I see "Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable" I think of Christmas possibilities. :)

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  2. I'm a teacher, and my sense of property is pathetic. Take, borrow, and imitate all you want. I should probably charge you or something (ha! right!).

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  3. Haha, thanks! When my blog gets a million followers, and I'm making money off it, I'll return the favor. :)

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  4. How long do you think you have to maintain a blog with the niche appeal of either of ours before (excuse the passive) money could actual be made?

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  5. I have no idea. I'm not sure it's possible. If that ever happened, it would be awesome, but I'm just taking things one entry at a time.

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  6. One at a time, indeed. Sometimes I get a few in a day. It's so much easier to focus for the time necessary to do one of my entries than it is to focus for NaNoWriMo. I can do blog entries five minutes at a time; novelling--not so much.

    As far as entries are concerned in general, I'm two short of 100. I'm wondering if I should do some celebration or something....

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  7. Haha, I think a speech would be in order.

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  8. Oh, gosh! I WANT followers, not to push them away!

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  9. Where did the spider question come from? I didn't realize there was a debate.

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  10. I'm fairly sure that those who pronounce it "triantula" aren't aware of the debate either, but two sides there clearly are! I can't believe how often I hear the clearly "dis"-etymological "tri."

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  11. Dude.

    T. E. Hulme is the shit. Thanks a million for having his poems on your site.

    Italo Calvino's INVISIBLE CITIES kicks ass. Dunno whether it needs all the scrutiny -- they're just awesome little prose poems. Read one every day and imagine living there.

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  12. Xanadu -- Glad to hear you're a Hulme fan! As for my dissections of Calvino, well, I guess it's in my nature to take things apart just to see how they work.

    Hope you stop by again.

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  13. "Her skirt lifted as a dark mist
    From the columns of amethyst."

    By T.E. Hulme

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    1. Hello, Anonymous --

      What a pleasure to find another admirer of the oft-forgotten Hulme! I always enjoy rereading his fragments. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I'm interviewing Lincoln Child on Wednesday and researching his books as prep. Just stumbled across "black frame" reference which led me to you. I see you're on indefinite hiatus but this looked like a charming blog.

    Just sayin'

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    1. Thank you! I hope some day to get started on the blogging again. Right now, though, among three kids, a new (and very demanding) career, and a lot of church activity, there just isn't time--even to read! I haven't read a novel of my own choosing in ages. Keep checking, though. Hopefully there will be more.

      And I hope the interview went well!

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