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London Review of Books Personal Ads

If I ever brave the world of dating again via personal ads or any of the online services, for laughs, I just might put an ad in the London Review of Books. The ads as you will see from a sampling in the New York Times, totally embrace the British sense of humor. So why would I post an ad such as these which would point out up front flaws in my looks or character? Well, earlier attempts focused only on the positive and they got me no where. So it would be interesting to see what happened via this […]

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Books In My Library

For anyone curious about the books in my growing library, you can review my catalog at LibraryThing.

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A Woman Is Like The World

So it has been exactly 10 days since my last blog post. I have thought about posting something many a day, but I just couldn’t get around to it. My body, my mind, my whole being is somewhat preoccupied. What with you ask? Well, I don’t really want to talk about it right now. Oh, it’s nothing serious! So why haven’t I written then? It’s just that when you use your real name in your blog and its not just strangers reading anymore, you start to think twice about what you write. I know, I know…we’ve had this conversation before. […]

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Inappropriate Similarities

It would be good if Kaavya Viswanathan, author of How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life just admitted that she flat out plagiarized text from Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings, written by Megan McCafferty. To claim that the similarities are “unconscious and accidental” smacks of dishonesty. Aggrieved Publisher Rejects Young Novelist’s Apology New York Times, By DINITIA SMITH, Published: April 26, 2006 A day after Kaavya Viswanathan admitted copying parts of her chick-lit novel, “How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life,” from another writer’s works, the publisher of the two books she […]

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Da Vinci Code Court Case

My daily commute takes me past the Royal Court of Justice in London. From the exterior, this Victorian gothic building is quite grand and magnificent and so one day soon, I really must take the time to explore. I bring all of this up, as its where Random House, the publishers of the best selling Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was tried for copyright infringement. Personally, I’ve though the court case which lasted 3 months to be quite frivolous, and so was glad to hear that the Judge dismissed the case. Furthermore, I agree with Justice Peter Smith when […]

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