Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quote of the Week

"Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work."

--- Alfred Hitchcock

Friday, July 25, 2008

Pinter hits "The Mark"

If you have yet to read Jason Pinter's The Mark, the novel that introduces the world to young reporter Henry Parker, you can read it for free, for 11 more days. How you ask? Quite simple. You can go to either Jason Pinter's Website or blog. Trust me, you won't be sorry you did. I personally am anxiously awaiting the release of The Stolen, the third in the Henry Parker series.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Quote of the Week

"Always be yourself... unless you suck."

--- Joss Whedon

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Quote of the Week

"All great achievements require time."

--- Maya Angelou

Sunday, July 13, 2008

In Disrepair. . .Nevermore

The small cottage in New York where Edgar Allen Poe spent his later years has been closed to the public for renovations. The work is scheduled to begin next spring and should be finished by spring 2010. The estimated cost for these renovations is around $250,000.

Mr. Poe, meet your contractor.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lennon's Lyrics Auctioned

The hand written lyrics for John Lennon's song "Give Peace a Chance" were auctioned off at Christie's for the tidy sum of $833,654.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Quote of the Week

"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. "

--- Stephen Hawking

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Odds and Ends

Born on this day:
Writer Franz Kafka (1883)
Playwright Tom Stoppard (1937)

Literary Hot Spots
So where are some of the most literary friendly cities? Writer's Digest recently compiled this list of "Literary Hotspots:"
If you have any hot spots that you'd like to add, please feel free.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Quote of the Week

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living."

--- Anais Nin