Monthly Archives: December 2011

Knights of the Round Table, in the Fourteenth Century

Over the weekend, I was startled to find an image in the Wall Street Journal of the Winchester Round Table, a vast wooden tabletop currently on display, as the name would suggest, at Winchester Castle, UK.  The image accompanied a … Continue reading

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Review: The Hunger Games: an exemplar on writing tension

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have some aspirations to write for young adults, so this seemed like a good book to pick up. I’m not going to do a plot summary–you’ve probably … Continue reading

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Thanks for Sharing your Obsessions!

A couple of the titles I’ve recently added to my shelf are chapbooks produced by the Society for Creative Anachronism, as part of their Compleat Anachronist series. The latest one I acquired is “Handgonnes in the Middle Ages” by Don … Continue reading

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Books must be Banned!

Given that so many of us are readers, and so many are writers, I trust that title got your attention.  I love books–they’re a major component of my decorating scheme, and of my life.   But they don’t belong in … Continue reading

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