Clamorous Sundays review

So, as I mentioned last night at my Clamorous Sundays performance (and in my previous post), this website was recently deleted when my former hosting provider (Host Refugee, who suck) just up and disappeared on me after about 5 years of service, so this whole Bernie Madoff thing? Totally unacceptable! Anyway, because of this, most of the blogs I used to have on this page are gone. That sucks, but Continue Reading...

WordCamp Montréal faux pas

I’ve been waiting patiently for the WordCamp Montreal schedule to go up, and at last it’s finally got times and locations listed. And there’s a big faux pas: The conference’s two major female presenters are both scheduled to speak at 10 AM on Saturday! Kim Vallée (of At Home with Kim Vallée) and Erin Blaskie (of ErinBlaskie.com) are both scheduled for the same time slot, in Continue Reading...

Literary snobbery meme

I was tagged by two of the most fabulous Facebook users in the world, AV Flox and Atherton Bartelby, so obvs I have to complete their literary meme now! Feel free to join in the snobbery if you are a literary type, or wallow in your tragic illiteracy if not. (This has also been posted on my Facebook page, so apologies if you’ve already read it there.) 1) What author do you own the most books Continue Reading...

15 books in 15 minutes

Here’s a meme everyone can play along with. THE RULES: This can be a quick one. Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Tag 15 friends, including me because I’m interested in seeing what books my friends choose. Ready? Go! Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen Continue Reading...

The Gazette’s bitchy review of Jon Paul Fiorentino’s Stripmalling

Have I ever mentioned the maxim “If you can’t say anything nice, then shut the fuck up?” I think it requires reiteration today, in light of The Gazette’s particularly bitchy review of Jon Paul Fiorentino’s novel, Stripmalling, published earlier this week. Now, to be fair: I haven’t read this book yet, though I do have plans to review it myself. As far as full disclosure goes, I Continue Reading...