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  • strict warning: Declaration of FeedsUserProcessor::map() should be compatible with FeedsProcessor::map($source_item, $target_item = NULL) in /home/writezil/public_html/sites/all/modules/feeds/plugins/FeedsUserProcessor.inc on line 195.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false) in /home/writezil/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 770.

golly how I love milestones

Dear Everybody,Happy New Year to you! As you know, I am generally a sap, but furthermore I love milestones like New Year etc because they allow me to sappily reminisce on a previous period and make sappy goals for a coming period. In terms of reminiscing, I was tempted to self-aggrandizingly post a list of the 66 books I read this year (my record of my entire life!! 66 books in a single year!!) but the Rally Monkey said that was boring and everyone would hate me. Also, upon considering the list I would have made, I was made aware of the fact that an embarrassing percentage of it was made up of Harry Potter and Wheel of Time titles. Also, I've talked about a lot of them here already, so it would be doubly boring. So I'll skip it. But if you want to leave your favorite read of 2009 in the comments, I'll read with interest. In terms of making sappy goals for 2010, may I recommend the Fill-in-the-Gaps project to anyone looking to make reading resolutions. For anyone looking to make writing goals, I'm open to suggestion here. In May of 2009, fellow blogger JES led us in a Write Your @$$ Off Day. This is something I would look forward to doing again, for example. For those looking to make publishing goals for 2010, that's what this whole blog community is here to help with. I admit that I am uncreatively among the majority of Americans who found 2009 very difficult. One of the few outlets to stress and worry was my blog--a free (economically sound!) place to hang out with a bunch of friends with similar interests. So in a sappy culmination to this New Year's message, I wanted to say thank you (again) for being here, being nice, and being engaged in the conversation, disorganized and various though it generally is. Hope we have even more fun together in 2010. Much love, Moonrat

"Classic- a book which people praise and don't read."
Mark Twain

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  • Is Amazon employing sockpuppeteers to go around to comment boards discussing Kindle to lay astroturf spam? Moby’s all up in they’s grill. All of the messages came in within minutes of each other, although they all cited different authors, gave different email addresses, and came from different IP addresses. But there was one notable thing beyond their similarity: they all cited the same url. Who knows why someone would go through such a laborious effort and then flag their fakery for me like that. More important is the evidence this provides that Amazon, as I have suspected...
  • I love books about books. I love memoirs. And, having been living in Oxford for getting on ten years, I love reading about my adopted home. Happily all three come together beautifully in John Carey’s The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books. Originally, someone had suggested to Carey that he might write a history of English Literature, but after some thought he decided to write his own history in terms of the many books he has read, taught, reviewed, and written over his life and career. He writes movingly of his family and young life, especially during the Second World War. I...
  • It might be that the person has been enjoying being praised by the others for his knack at finding grammatical mistakes or that is spelling is just great. If this is the scenario, then he should seriously think of becoming a proofreader and earn a handsome amount from this much sought after profession.
  • I’m excited to announce that starting later this week, I’ll be writing a monthly column for Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR) entitled “Writer-Dads,” an online series of interviews with professional writers who are also fathers, discussing how they balance the two, what the real challenges are, and how it affects both their writing and parenting. Back in the Spring, VQR published an article by Becky Tuch entitled “The Choice and Challenge of Being a Writer-Parent” that raised an interesting premise but wasn’t terribly representative as few of the writers quoted...
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