Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Alternative Occupations

You can no longer work in the book industry: what do you do to earn a living? This is the stuff that dreams are made on, as Shakespeare wrote, (and was misquoted in The Maltese Falcon as “made of” and … Continue reading

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Yes, It IS Hoarding

Because I have many writers and/or readers on my main Facebook page, I see memes like this all the time: But this is  nowhere near what I have in my house. I also see :           … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Endings

By Jeff Salter Our blogging question this week is whether we prefer happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) endings… or “tragic” endings in a story. First let me clarify two things: I respond to this question as … Continue reading

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Putting the Cart Before the Horse?

Topic of the week: Have you ever read books because of the movies based on them? How did they measure up? Preparing for this week’s post, I was really worried. As I’d mentioned, I don’t watch many movies, so I … Continue reading

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After the book, had to see the film

Movies I’ve Watched Because I Loved the Books By Jeff Salter This is Part 1 of a two-week focus on movies and books. Next week, we’ll be looking at books we’ve read because we saw and enjoyed a movie. But … Continue reading

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All the World is a Stage

By Jeff Salter I love (many of) Shakespeare’s plays, including Hamlet … and there are numerous lines from his plays which have entered our vocabulary. I take this opportunity to set people straight on the contextual meaning of this particular … Continue reading

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Favorite author and a genre that I love

          Who Are You Trying to Kid, Billy Shakespeare?                                            By Jeff Salter              I enjoy Shakespeare’s plays and I love fast-paced comedies.  There’s my author and genre.  And this is a review … of sorts.             I hadn’t correctly … Continue reading

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