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Saturday, May 26, 2012

What I’m Up To

• Playing with my new Kindle Fire. Loving it!

• Preparing so that I can eventually view my own short stories, poetry, et al. published as Kindle Singles.

• Rereading Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man to prepare for leading a class discussion. This remarkable, award-winning novel, now 60 years old, still offers up beautiful prose, brilliant insight into human behavior, and mastery of writing craft.

• Rereading Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground, also in preparation for the Invisible Man discussion. Ralph Ellison acknowledged the influence of this novella, among others, in writing his own National Book Award novel.

• Enjoying Spring.

• What’s up with you?


Patricia O'Sullivan said...

I resisted getting a kindle. Got one last year and have grown to love it. I still buy books - lots of them. But the kindle means I buy even more books.

A Cuban In London said...

Ralph Ellison#s Invisible Man still contains one of my top favourite opening pages ever. I've probably read it and re-read it four or five times.

Enjoy your Kindle and congrats on the publication of your stories.

Greetings from London.

Judith Mercado said...

Patricia, I too resisted, but am now head over heels. And it's so easy to buy books!

Cuban, wow, 4-5 times. That's impressive. It is beautifully written, many layered, a true masterpiece.

Anne R. Allen said...

I got a Kindle for Christmas. Now I wish I'd held out for a Kindle Fire. I used a friend's recently and it is awesome!

Judith Mercado said...

Anne, I am head over heels.

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Oh gosh, where to start? The short version is: 2012 is an up and down *very fast moving* roller coaster that continues its hair raising ride! You really don't want the long version of that...! :):)

Sounds like your summer days a mellow and good; hope they continue so!

Judy, South Africa

Judith Mercado said...

Judy, for some reason your comment got stuck in comment purgatory and I just read it. I know about roller coaster rides. I used to love them. Not so much now. I hope yours is more thrill than hair-raising.