- Always go to the used bookstore.
- Always buy a book.
3. Always listen to Michael.
Thanks, olive wearing a wig. Your secret identity is safe with me.Aug 21, 2014
embarrassedandsorry said: Fuck you for spoiling Gone Girl. I spent real dollars on your book only to get to page 94 and stop reading it, because I now hate you. Which is ironic because the chapter that contains the spoiler is discussing how likability of a character is unrelated to literary worth.
Let me know your PayPal address and I will refund the purchase price of the book, but Gone Girl has been out for three years.
Ah! Who talks to people like this? (When I read that first sentence my eyes widened involuntarily, O polite and nervous Canadian that I am.) And if you’re so desperate to know what happens in Gone Girl, why are you reading an entirely different book?Aug 20, 2014
For the next four weeks, I’ll be mapping the journey Blind Spot took as it transformed from a file on Miall’s computer to an expertly designed paperback published by Edmonton’s own NeWest Press, and available in stores across the country next month. Along the way we’ll learn how a publisher chooses which titles to acquire, how editors and designers help shape the finished products, and finally, how publishers and authors try to make their books stand out in a literary landscape that’s more crowded than ever.
Hoo boy, am I excited about this one. Today is the debut of a new series I’m calling Lifespan of a Novel, where we’re going to watch from four different angles as Laurence Miall’s Blind Spot walks the long, tricky road to publication.Aug 15, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
Got bit by the cheap GIF bug again. So have all the supers of all three versions of Jackie Chan from Fists of Fire.
Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire (Kaneko - arcade - 1995)
Ivory towers and university-capped Burnaby mountaintops: we’re getting higher education here at The ‘Hound, with newly acquired Oxfordiana and an upcoming event with author Michael Hingston reading from his campus newspaper novel The Dilettantes, set at SFU (the Oxford of the North Pacific?). Come one, come all! Sunday, August 10th at 6pm.
This is happening. You should come! I will probably read the part about finding a pubic hair in a used book. Or the part about dollar pizza, because that’s what’s going to be in my belly.Aug 8, 2014