Monthly Archives: April 2012

Monday Miscellany

The Truth Versus Twilight This site, a collaboration between the Burke Museum and the Quileute Tribe, aims to set the record straight about the culture that forms the backdrop for Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight saga. Made famous by the recent pop-culture … Continue reading

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In Memory of Dr. Jeanne Achterberg

About 10 years ago I read the book Woman as Healer because that is a topic I’ve long been interested in. A couple of years later I decided to go back to school to study for a doctorate in humanistic … Continue reading

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Edgar Nominees and Winners

Edgar Nominees and Winners. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Edgar Awards.

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Quotation: The Writing Life

“I’m conscious of writing as a living, breathing practice, not as something in a textbook or something you do for a grade in a 10-week course. It’s living a life. And particularly for women, it’s living a struggle to claim … Continue reading

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Monday MIscellany

A Coalition of Dunces The Pulitzer Prize committee refused to award a 2011 prize for literature despite the nominations of three novels by the judges. The Morning News has a good summary of the issue. And in Time magazine’s entertainment … Continue reading

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2012 Pulitzer Prize: No Fiction Award, Jurors ‘Shocked’

2012 Pulitzer Prize: No Fiction Award, Jurors ‘Shocked’ The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced April 16, and the big surprise wasn’t who won, but who didn’t: for the first time since 1977, no Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded.  … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time In my younger days if I heard a book or movie was disturbing or hard to handle I generally took that as a challenge. Most books generally turned out to not be … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Why teens should read ‘adult’ fiction – and vice-versa Sheila Heti doesn’t understand why so many adults are reading YA (young adult) literature such as The Hunger Games: What surprises me most about YA books is not that adults are … Continue reading

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April foolery of the literary heavyweights | Books | The Guardian

April foolery of the literary heavyweights | Books | The Guardian From phoney royals to fake balloonists, the best pranks have been the work of the gravest writers And a happy April Fool’s Day to all.

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