Sunday, July 03, 2005

Sunday Online Reading

  • The Times has an interview with John Irving about his new book and about finding his father's family. Irving's books always seem to be a combination of dark humor and anguish. His new one sounds like it will be no exception. Though after reading the interview I wonder how meeting his half-siblings and learning about his biological father will affect his writing? Will his next book be vastly different because of it?
  • Feeling like the erotic fiction you've been trying to write is a little flaccid? Maybe you need to get away to a creative writing workshop in Nova Scotia where you can spend September 2nd-4th with Mitzi Szereto author of Erotic Fairy Tales: A Romp Through the Classics and Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers among others. Your writing will be bursting with excitement in no time.
  • Take a quiz based on the book Dog Sense by Kathy Santo to find out just how alike you and your dog are. While my dog and I came out even on several qualities, we are vastly different on a few key ones. Thank goodness because I just don't see myself as a human cocker spaniel. He's sweet and all but he's a rather simple pooch of very little brain.
  • A.S.Byatt, a woman whose array of knowledge astounds me and whose fiction delights, reviews The Stuff of Life, a new exhibition at the National Gallery.
  • Doris Lessing has a new novel. But it sounds like I will have to get around to reading Mara and Dann first as this new book is a sort of sequel. Must. Read. Faster.