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Few and Plain Is Best

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Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900).  Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art critic during the Victorian Era. His words here are both wise and pithy. “Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or …

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Answers to the Fictional Places Quiz

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On my Facebook page today, I shared a quiz created by Richard Lederer on his Verbivore blog. I’ve been a …

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Bibliophage: A Book Devourer

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Are you a bibliophage?

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Ten Literary Quotes for Mom

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Happy Mother’s Day to all you selfless, sacrificing, exhausted moms.

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Print Books vs eBooks

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I’m a reader. I love books. I love the heft and feel and smell of books. I like the way they look on shelves and piled on tables. Books are great. But I don’t primarily love books because of their feel and appearance. I love what’s inside them — you know, words and ideas and stories.

I find the print book vs. eBook debate amusing, but I wonder at the vehemence of it all.

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