Archive for December, 2010

Quote of the Week

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss

Kindling an Obsession

I TOOK the Oxford Dictionary of English, The New Oxford American Dictionary, the 2010 update of Roget’s Thesaurus, actress Cybill Shepherd’s autobiography Cybill Disobedience and Howard Jacobson’s award-winning novel The Finkler Question to bed with me last night. I have seen the future, you see, and for me its name is Kindle. My graphite-coloured e-reader is […]

Quote of the Week

“He was a guy who talked with commas, like a heavy novel. Over the phone, anyway.” — Raymond Chandler (The Long Goodbye)   

Headline Horrors

THE life of a headline writer is perilous. I should know – it’s one of the daily duties of my job as a newspaper sub-editor. You have to write to fill whatever limited space you’re given – which often means leaving out the words you’d really like to use – and, of course, you must […]

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