Pixel Picks. V

Pixel Picks – weekly links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. On being a vandal: An essay on Lit Hub about the joys of ruining a good book! Fold that page, crack that spine, write in that margin. Other Lives: A short story in The New Yorker about the countless […]

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Secret Societies in Literature

Club, society, order, alliance, league, union, fellowship – words that summon thoughts of insiders, trysts, beauty, intelligence, schemes, and most of all – secrets. And as we know, secrets are power. Secret societies are breeding grounds for great stories, so it is understandable that so much literature is focused on these elite, if not impossibly […]

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Pixel Picks. IV

Pixel Picks – weekly links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. On what makes a good bookseller: An article about the manager of my local bookstore and how she know exactly what book you should read next. A harrowing story: I am partway through the Patrick Melrose novels, and this […]

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Love the Art, not the Artist

I just finished watching a Woody Allen movie, and I loved it. Woody Allen movie are my guilty pleasure – and I say that in earnest. Unlike other ‘guilty pleasures’ – chocolate, rereading Harry Potter, sleeping in – I actually feel guilty when I watch Woody Allen movies, and everyone can probably guess why. It has been […]

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