Monday, October 5, 2009

Daily Thoughts 10/5/2009

La Grammaire (1892) by Paul Serusier, 71.5 x 92 cm, Musée d'Orsay


Daily Thoughts 10/5/2009

I went and straightened up some displays this morning. I also did a bit more weeding in the 800s. I have a copy of the magazine Booklist on my desk to read.

I have started working on a bookmark which lists several different books on writing including Writing Begins With The Breath, The Elements of Style, Spunk and Bite, The Reader Over Your Shoulder, and other titles. I am about half way finished putting it together. Microsoft Publisher is becoming more familiar for me to use.

On the way home, I read some of Alice Fantastic by Maggie Estep. You can read the influence of Charles Bukowski in this work. The main character, Alice bets the horses which reminds me a bit of Charles Bukowski. Also, the author, Maggie Estep is both a slam poet and a novelist. The poet and novelist combination has that Bukowski edge to it. The characters are also bohemian in their lifestyle. There is a lot of sex. This also reminds of the poetic character of Charles Bukowski.

Running out of tags is rather interesting on Blogger. I can't use the term Maggie Estep in the tags because it goes over my tag limit.

7 comments:

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Arthur Plotnik said...

I'm delighted and honored to be on your bookmark-in-progress. Thank you, and long live librarans and libraries!

Best wishes,

Art Plotnik
author, Spunk & Bite: A Writer's Guide to Bold, Contemporary Style

Arthur Plotnik said...

Whoops---make that "librarians," not "librarans." As a former librarian and editor, I should flagellate myself for the typo.

A.P.

Book Calendar said...

It is very to see you writing me. I enjoyed reading Spunk and Bite; it forms a nice counterpoint to the Elements of Style.

Laraine Herring said...

I'm honored for my book to be one of your bookmarks.

I second Mr. Plotnik's comment - Long live libraries and librarians!

Laraine Herring

Book Calendar said...

I really liked Writing Begins with the Breath. We have it at our library.