Category Archives for On reading

Meanwhile, at The Discarded Image…

Just a quick note to remind you that I’m doing some writing over at The Discarded Image, where the focus is “the hunt for belief changing ideas.” I generally cross-post my book reviews here so I can keep track of … Continue reading

21. March 2012 by Mindy
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Clippings 29: For the love of reading and writing

This tribute to print books, a stop-motion video created by (and at) Type Books in Toronto, gave me a thrill. It’s ok to clap at the end—I did! Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to read more and write … Continue reading

09. January 2012 by Mindy
Categories: Clippings, On reading, On writing, Resources | 3 comments

How Authors Sell; How Readers Buy

Have you read Joanne Kaufman’s “How Authors Move Their Own Merchandise” in the Wall Street Journal?  She documents how authors are offering free books, iPods, and even sex toys to boost sales in an increasingly crowded marketplace. As an author … Continue reading

21. January 2011 by Mindy
Categories: On reading, On writing, Your turn | 4 comments

My “look back list” for 2010

I’ve been keeping both a reading journal and a spreadsheet of reading records for five years now, which is finally long enough to begin to see some of my reading habits and patterns.  For example, I’ve discovered that whether I’m … Continue reading

05. January 2011 by Mindy
Categories: On reading, Your turn | 6 comments

P.D. James’ advice to reviewers

Over the weekend, I had occasion to return to P.D. James’ Time to Be in Earnest, which I reviewed about 18 months ago.  The occasion was that I had just read John Bayley’s Elegy for Iris (review forthcoming), a memoir … Continue reading

29. June 2009 by Mindy
Categories: On reading, On writing, Reviews | 9 comments

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