Wrapped Up In Books

In Which We Force An Author To Succumb To A Really Long Interview

October 4th, 2005 · Comments Off on In Which We Force An Author To Succumb To A Really Long Interview

There is a special joy that comes with laziness — in today’s example, we do an interview, but the interviewee does all the work. How cool is that? With our usual mix of guile and deal-sweetening, we convinced Lynn Isenberg to spill about her latest novel, The Funeral Planner. In fact, she had so much […]

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Toward a Utopia of Book Reviewing for Women

July 7th, 2005 · 42 Comments

Recently, we posted a short piece where we read too much into a few words. Most of our enlightened readers got the point immediately. A few chastised us for, well, overreading a few words (which we’d stated up front, so that ship had sailed) and went off on another tangent entirely. Which was fine, but […]

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How To Spend Your Summer Vacation

July 5th, 2005 · 2 Comments

At the risk of overstating the obvious, cats don’t need to be entertained. Fed, yes. Scratched, yes. Convinced that going outside is a bad idea, yes. But when push comes to shove, they’re excellent at amusing themselves. Name another creature who turns staring off into space into an art form. Other than writers. But then […]

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Back To The Real World

December 27th, 2004 · 2 Comments

We stretched our vacation as long as possible (you know it’s a conspiracy to avoid reality when even the cats get in the act), and now we’re (theorectically) revived and ready to get back to whatever it is we do to fill our days. Probably that means acquiring food while revisiting the New Year’s goal […]

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Speaking of Nepotism

December 1st, 2004 · Comments Off on Speaking of Nepotism

While we hoped to get more guest bloggers online this year, life ran away with our time. We will do much better next year, especially since we have reacquired long-lost time management skills. However, our inability to get our act together does not dwarf our ability to make others suffer. Thus we introduce guest blogger, […]

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A Big, Fat Thank You

September 3rd, 2004 · 1 Comment

We’d really like to thank Gena Showalter for her time and candor this week. Now, originally, we’d planned to throw a final barrage of questions at her, but she was in a car accident this morning. Now while she swears she’s fine and will dragged her bruised, airbag attacked body to her computer as soon […]

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Promotion for Beginners

September 2nd, 2004 · 5 Comments

Back when we were young and innocent, we thought books were gifts from above. We’d go the library (ruled by the mother) and she’d hand down the latest acquisitions. We’d take them home, read them, and offer our unbiased and unformed opinions. If they passed our taste test, they would be recommended to other students. […]

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Our Innate Nosiness

September 1st, 2004 · 1 Comment

Sure, we could send a lengthy, private email to ask all of our questions, but that’s not our style. So here’s yet another question for the birthday girl (she’s so regretting offering to drop by for a visit, but she’ll be enjoying her long weekend before she knows it): Now that you’ve finished checking your […]

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Where No Mind Has Gone Before

September 1st, 2004 · 4 Comments

We think we’ve finally gotten accustomed to having a guest in our house. She rises early and posts while we’re snoozing. Sweet. If only we weren’t conditioned to hit the keyboard before our first drops of caffeine hit the bloodstream, life would be ideal. Besides, we’re sure someone would miss us if we disappeared completely. […]

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It’s Official!!

September 1st, 2004 · 5 Comments

Today is the official release date of The Stone Prince, as well as my birthday. I declare this Gena Day. I have an urge to drive to every bookstore in my state and see where they’ve placed my books, count the books to see how many are there (so I can go back later and […]

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