December 15, 2013

Flavorwire, as regular readers know, is one of my favorite websites, where I’ve been known to spend too much time (thought because it’s about all things literary, artistic etc I don’t feel too guilty). Recently, Jason Diamond, one of their writers,  came up with The 25 Best Sites for Literature Lovers. I expected that I’d…

August 10, 2013

 My internet friend Emily put me onto this great article via her blog, RosieSaysBlog.  Jason Diamond, over at Flavorwire, a site I love, recently published a list of the 50 Places Every Literature Fan Should Visit.  I’m a bit of a literary groupie, as readers of this blog will know, so I was eager to…

November 15, 2012

I love Flavorwire, where Emily Temple, their brilliant but hard-to-find literary editor, is on the lookout for different ways of looking at books. Last month she published a list of 15 scathing reviews given to literary classics when they first came out; The Great Gatsby, Wuthering Heights, Catch 22 – all reviled. Here are some…

August 8, 2012

There’s a website called Brain Pickings, a kind of repository for quirky bits of information about… well…I’ll have to let Maria Popova, whose brain child it is,  describe it: culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are….

December 2, 2011

My friend Ina Chadwick proposed at our Writers’ Cafe in Westport this week that we paper the ceiling with our rejection slips. I immediately went home and threw all mine out (except the ones that actually said something nice. Both of them.) But she has a point. It’s hard to feel upbeat when you get…