As anyone who has presided over a slush pile, passed on a megabestseller, or read their friend’s manuscript will tell you, reading is subjective. Many different people have their own opinions about the same book, and those opinions can vary so widely it’s almost impossible to believe they’ve read the same book. One person will […]
Back when I was an English major in college, my TAs would always warn us about writing our papers in the passive voice. I nodded along with the rest of my classmates, but in truth I had no idea what the “passive voice” even was. It sounded like something vaguely horrible and dangerous, but I […]
Well, I slapped my head on my way to work this morning because I belatedly realized I should have done an extensive “This YEAR in Publishing” retrospective and put time into a thoughtful look back on the year in publishing and the first year of this blog. Whoops. So here’s the year in publishing, 2007, […]
What can I say, I’m on an e-book kick lately. This week’s You Tell Me is a poll, but EXPOUND in the comments section like you’ve never expounded before!
About yesterday. I totally MEANT to post. But I was really, really busy. Sorry. Please don’t be mad. Why are you mad? What did you think I did? I swear I wasn’t watching bad TV. There’s no evidence. Someone was standing in front of the camera. YOU JUST DON’T FATHOM ME. Anyway, the week in […]
First of all, my apologies for being a day late with my rundown of a rare (these days) non-coma-inducing The Hills episode that not only featured a she-Spencer (!) but also included Justin Bobby…. uh… well, they said he kissed someone who wasn’t Audrina. It mostly looked like someone stepped in front of the camera. […]