When I go to a literary event, I first have to gather my bearings to find a familiar face. I keep to myself most days and social media is my connection to networking and "being out there." I'm maybe 90% more introverted than extroverted in person, so seeing a familiar face in a crowd... Continue Reading →
I have reviews in the queue to write and movies to finish watching, but it's Saturday. I'm lazy and procrastinating and it's what you do on day with nothing that's pressing on you to get done. I also blame this book for my dreamy state: Tamara Faith Berger's Little Cat It's two of her... Continue Reading →
I rarely let anyone lend me books. Every book I've ever borrowed has either been damaged by one of my kids or I've been careless and devoured it in creases and dog ears. I try to be nice to books, since they're so wonderful to me, but books are a place where I escape to,... Continue Reading →
Dear James Joyce, This morning I had my cup of coffee, with two creams and six of those little packets of sugar, and typed out the last few sentences of your book, Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man. I've been kind of down thinking of today because I started this on March 11,... Continue Reading →
I'm on day 58 of retyping & rewriting The Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man. You can find the retype here: http://gettinginsidejamesjoyceshead.blogspot.ca/ The rewrite is written out and logged in Word on my computer and formatted in the same way as my copy of the Joyce novel. I've been approached by a couple of... Continue Reading →
I often have several books on the go. This time it's no different: retyping Portrait Of The Artist, tackling Infinite Jest, and Philip K. Dick's Ubik. I had to abandon Ubik for a short while due to a recent re-watch of Stanley Kubrick's 2001 (many thanks to my friend Bogart for grounding me back to my... Continue Reading →
At Videofag March 16, 2013. Filmed and edited by the talented Brenda Clews.
Taking from Simon Morris' Getting Inside Jack Kerouac's Head (where he has retyped all of On The Road on blogger), starting March 11th I'll be retyping James Joyce's A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man. It is one of his books that I've yet to read. It will be re-typing a page a... Continue Reading →