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NaNoReMo Project Update

Mike, I haven’t abandoned the project. There’s something going on at work this week that demands my full attention. I probably won’t have an update until Friday night/Saturday morning.

Hang in there. Meantime, get ready for the Brian Burke era in Toronto by reading this excellent review of Brian Burke’s resume to date. Can’t spare […]

End of NaNoReMo for Me

I finished Catch-22 yesterday, bringing to an end my active participation in Matthew’s NaNoReMo project. I’m a little bit ahead of the schedule that Matthew set out for those of us in this virtual book club, but I have to go off to a conference for work on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and I don’t […]

NaNoReMo Update

I am still reading the NaNoReMo selection, Catch-22. I haven’t been blogging about the book recently because I am now ahead of the group schedule set out by Matthew and I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. As they say on the news, “film at eleven.”

Like “Brewster’s Millions”, But Less Plausible…

This is how I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that print journalism must be anachronistic, irrelevant and doomed: I have been asked to write a piece on the Leafs for publication in an actual hold-it-in-your-hand, you-could-drop-that-thing-and-bruise-a-toe book. And get this: I am told that I will be getting paid to do this thing. […]

Blog Interrupted: Explanatory Explanation Dept.

Yes, yes, I know. I’ve been neglecting you for a few days. Aside from the occasional tale of nocturnal chaos, it’s been pretty slim pickin’s around here.

As usual, it’s been busy , but I’m not going to rely on that old excuse for my postFAILage. I’ve been doing quite a bit of writing over […]

2008: A Year in Review and a First Footer

In 2009, Dad was our first footer, carrying drink, fuel (paper) and food (party mix).

Happy New Year, everybody! Traditionally, a house needs a good first footer:someone to enter the home sufficiently supplied with the staples of good fortune and good times – fuel for the fire, food for the stomach, and drink for […]

Bleak House: Chapters 1, 2 and 3

Mike and I have decided to strike out on our own for National Novel Reading Month 2008 – the gang over at defectiveyeti are reading Lolita, but Mike and I (having both read the book) have instead selected Charles Dickens’ Bleak House as the book we’re going to read together.

Mike’s already got his summary […]

Where’s an essay-eating dog when you need one?

I’ve been reading Catch-22 as part of NaNoReMo. One of my virtual book club companions has complained, over at defective yeti, that the discussion to date has been a little shallow. Quoth Anneke:

I’m enjoying the book on the surface, but I’ve never been part of a book discussion where participants simply report on whether […]

Catching up with Catch-22

Okay, so there has been a slight hitch in my plan to blog along with Matthew about my progress through this year’s selection for National Novel Reading Month (NaNoReMo) – Catch 22.

When the winning book was announced, I reflected rather smugly to myself about how easy this was going to be to follow along. […]