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Thoughts on Books and My Brother

This is going to be a slice-of-life post, I guess.

Today, I finished reading American Gods, made myself some tea – after spilling loose tealeaves all over the rug-covered floor and picking up every little individual stem, leaf, and blossom – and then sat down at my desk and started querying the list of agents I made up earlier in the week (from researching who’s accepting YA fiction and checking in with the Preditors vs. 299 more words


Hoi Polloi Podcast Episode 3 - Dr. Maurice A. Robinson


In this third episode of Hoi Polloi, Abidan Shah interviews Dr. Maurice A. Robinson, a noted New Testament textual critic and Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 78 more words


On the Origins of Fuck Part 2: But what about the D?

Last week I got to visit the manuscript that started it all. The one with the brilliant little note in the margin insulting some unpopular cleric with one of the earliest recorded instances of the word… 1,302 more words


M&ARL Reading Room - Closed This Saturday 06/09/14

We regret that the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library will be closed this Saturday, 6th September. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Found an old start to a story

Sorting out some old files and i came across an attempt at writing a horror story I did a year or so ago. What do people think? 713 more words


Manuscript Similarities

I was at a writing workshop once with a woman who had been working on a picture book manuscript for years. She was a full-time professor at a university, if I remember correctly. 287 more words

Musings Of A Children's Writer

Strange Medieval Books

Written by hand, medieval manuscripts are very different from printed books, which started to appear after Gutenberg’s mid-fifteenth-century invention of moving type. One difference in particular is important for our understanding of manuscripts. 1,120 more words

Book As Object