Monthly Archives: August 2009

A cookbook by Asian grandmas

This cookbook looks intriguing (as do the other ones mentioned), but I wonder if any of the grandmas use their microwaves? Publishers Put Stock in Asian Grandmothers : The grandmother-as-kitchen-guru mystique transcends boundaries, from Italian nonnas to Jewish bubbes. This … Continue reading

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A blog written by sunlight, not artificial light

I enjoyed this article from WritingSpirit Blog about Louisa May Alcott’s writing methods. WritingSpirit has found articles from The Writer Magazine dated back to the 1890s. One gem is an article entitled “Methods of Authors: Favorite Habits of Work” which … Continue reading

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Rating books

Shannon Hale has posted some pretty interesting questions on her blog about book reviews, particularly the star rating system at Amazon.com/Goodreads.com etc. Scroll down to the comments which also provide some insights. When I first started writing this blog and … Continue reading

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Anne Fine deplores ‘gritty realism’ of modern children’s books – Times Online

Never thought I’d hear someone complain that children’s books are too realistic: Anne Fine deplores ‘gritty realism’ of modern children’s books – Times Online

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Post Comic-con interview with David Tennant and Russell Davies

This interview is pretty long, but for me the interesting questions begin towards the end. I love Dr. Who and am sad to see these two leave the show, but I’m excited to see their last few episodes… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F6D6RgpJGE]

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Masterpiece Mystery

A new Inspector Lewis series starts this sunday and continues through Oct. 18th! Set your DVRs!

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Want more Tim Gunn?

The Lifetime website has extended videos of Tim Gunn giving each designer feedback about their designs. I haven’t gotten through all of them, but it was definitely interesting to see a bit more about what the designers were thinking (esp. Ari).

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The “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks

This blog is “hilarious”! I wonder when the whole sarcastic quotation mark thing started?

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Daily Show

Oh no! No daily show for 3 weeks!! What am I going to do?

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Spaced

If you’re still at a loss for something to watch this summer, check out Spaced on Hulu. This is a British sitcom starring Simon Pegg (star of such masterpieces as Hot Fuzz, Run Fatboy Run, and the new Star Trek movie). … Continue reading

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