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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Presque vu XIV

I’ve installed Alex King‘s WordPress Mobile Edition Plugin on this site to make it easier for people with mobile devices to read and comment. This is an impressive program which automatically recognises that you are using a device with a small screen. It cuts out pictures and organises the text so that it is possible to read without sideways-scrolling. Try it out on your PDA. It also works with internet-enabled mobile phones.


Dean Campsie at Happy Antipodean has tagged me. The instructions:

1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence.
3. Post the text of the next three sentences on your blog.
4. Name of the book and the author.
5. Tag three people.

She did not see herself as enslaved by Leavis: ‘In speaking of modern novelists, and of the Great Tradition, Dr. Leavis, you overlooked, I believe, Joyce Cary.’ Leavis’s response sounded like elastic snapping. I would remind the speaker that we are here to discuss literature and nothing else.’

In the Fifties by Peter Vansittart.

Sorry, I’m not tagging anyone . . .


There’s a nice little piece about people-watching over at Ripple Me This. I particularly like this line: It seems that the older one gets the better your xray vision becomes. Of course maybe its not the age thing, maybe it just works better if you are not trying to just peek through the fabric of a lady’s dress.

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