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Ruth Hoffman NW1

Last year I bought a book by the eminent psychiatrist Anthony Storr, Solitude. A very interesting book that explored the values, creatively and spiritually of man’s search for meaning in the lush groves of solitude. 799 more words

Books

a burst of royal purple

“He was trudging from room to room, bleeding majestically, trying to find an open window, shaking his head, and still trying to talk me out of murder. 27 more words

Literature

certain classified things

“An individual’s life consisted of certain classified things: “real things” which were unfrequent and priceless, simply “things” which formed the routine stuff of life; and “ghost things,” also called “fogs,” such as fever, toothache, dreadful disappointments, and death.”

— Vladimir Nabokov, Ada

Literature

Dewey's 24-hour Readathon master post

Hey guys!

The readathon is finally over, and I’m exhausted (in the best way).
Here is my masterpost of hourly updates for this readathon.

TBR: 354 more words

Books

Carolina Woman!

Local contests are a great way to share your work….and win prizes! My writing group member Linda Johnson and I both earned Honorable Mentions in the… 213 more words

In which Netty (finally and reluctantly) reads Lolita. And then has some things to say about it ...

Andy is right – I most decidedly did not want to read Lolita, despite his numerous suggestions over the years. And I only did relent because that’s what this blog is all about – reading important works of (mostly 20th century) literature. 1,073 more words

March

The Nabokov Affair

One doesn’t take journeys with Nabokov, one has affairs – Lisa Korthals

Last year, I spent five months reading, studying, and thinking about Vladimir Nabokov. I wrote several smaller pieces of creative non-fiction and one large compilation during my journey, or should I say affair, with his writings. 79 more words

Lisa Korthals