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Stephen King on writing

On Writing: A Memoir by Stephen King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I began working as an editor at the University of South Africa (Unisa) thirty years ago I discovered the section of the university library that had books on how to write. 1,499 more words


DEAD CALM (1989) revisited

 Greetings again from the darkness. For years, I considered this one of my favorite guilty pleasures; however, I now realize just how unfair that label is. 700 more words


Mayor Emanuel Satisfied With City's Response To Snowfall

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems to be satisfied with the way city crews handled the day’s snowfall.

Emanuel said he wanted to thank the men and women of the Department of Streets and Sanitation for handling the snowfall and making sure more than 200 trucks were on the city streets. 69 more words


October reads - a list

I stocked up on some quick-to-read crime fiction this month, with plenty of Hard Case Crime volumes and a couple books out of the Parker series. 1,300 more words


Philology by James Turner

The term philology is derived from the Greek terms “philos”, meaning“brotherly love” and “logos”meaning “word” and describes a love of learning, of literature as well as of argument and reasoning. 416 more words


Thoughts: War in Heaven

(I had no really particular reason to pick War in Heaven to review first, except that I had a nice picture of it on hand.) 512 more words

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