A friend of mine wrote about the fickle nature of what authors get read more than others, of how some lesser writers can develop cult-like followings, even though their writing isn’t up to par with the masters of the pen (proverbial so much more now than it used to be). Perhaps it’s the genre, or … Continue reading popular book. poor writing.
Dear Journal, I subscribe to Esquire. And I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t Esquire some swanky magazine for the upper crust? Shouldn’t something like Men’s Journal be more my speed? I’ll admit I subscribed to Esquire on a bit of a whim. Through some other avenue I was able to get a 75% discount on … Continue reading Dear Journal: Reading Material
Once upon a time I worked in a library, but it was long ago in a place far away from here. And in that library I spent a lot of time in the shelves looking at book spines and making sure the correct books were in the correct spaces. Of course during that time in … Continue reading Checked Out: Week 28
Today started off rather inauspiciously, as days go, with a huge surprise that changed the trajectory of the day, and that was just at work. For those new to my journal, I work as the perishables assistant at Target, which means I deal with all the highly perishable food like fresh produce, meat, and bakery … Continue reading Six For Saturday
Dear Journal, If I had one wish for my writing it would be to have a lot of people be able to relate to it, in some way, at some time. I don’t need them all to be at one time, like in a rush, but even a steady stream would do just fine. If a … Continue reading Dear Journal: One Wish
Wouldn’t you know it? Two days after I got Top Secret Twenty-One, the other book I’ve been dying to read (Galbraith’s The Silkworm) arrived at the library for me. That of course should have created a dilemma for me, but amazingly enough it didn’t because both are so interesting I’ve been alternating back and forth … Continue reading Checked Out: Week 27