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 the… Continue reading NaNoReMo Project Update
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… Continue reading End of NaNoReMo for Me
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.”
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. From this latter… Continue reading Like “Brewster’s Millions”, But Less Plausible…
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… Continue reading Blog Interrupted: Explanatory Explanation Dept.
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 celebration – to get the inhabitants off to a good start for the new year. The… Continue reading 2008: A Year in Review and a First Footer
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… Continue reading Bleak House: Chapters 1, 2 and 3
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… Continue reading Where’s an essay-eating dog when you need one?
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. … Continue reading Catching up with Catch-22