The Art of the Novel, 21 years later

(All quotes are from:  Kundera, Milan.  The Art of the Novel.  Trans. Linda Asher.  New York: HarperCollins, 2003.  Print.) 21 years ago, I was in England for a semester abroad. My college had a sister school in Grantham, and every semester they sent a bunch of kids over to drink a lot, travel, and learnContinue reading “The Art of the Novel, 21 years later”

Banned Books Week

It’s Banned Books Week. My go-to banned book is To Kill a Mockingbird … perhaps one day I shall tell you the story of my love for this book, but the very short version is that To Kill a Mockingbird was the one book I read in high school, for class, that I absolutely lovedContinue reading “Banned Books Week”

the things I find in the library database

Do you know how hard it is to try and research what types of fabric were used in the 19th century?  I mean, it’s a small detail, and it’s a throwaway line, and it’s alternate history, anyway–but while that means I could probably say that denim came into widespread use in (as a totally fakeContinue reading “the things I find in the library database”