Literary friction

Reading the right type of novel makes you better at understanding people.And that must be good….
Reading Fifty Shades of … is not so useful  and if you buy some whips and such like,you are increasing your expenditure.Be creative.DIY.. use a hair ribbon.
Free  fantasy for all.Start now.. well later on…not yet
I looked at that book..I did not realise what it was.The first 3 pages seemed dull so I put it back on  Waterstones‘  table.I can’t write a novel so I shall write a limerick.. and before I get mad,why does my layout keep changing?Am I haunted?
LOVE YOUR KITTEN
There was an old lady from Britain
Whose love focussed on her cat’s kitten.
She gave it warm milk
Wrapped it in silk.
And now she is knitting four mittens.Is that literary?LITERARY LIMERICK?

A philosopher  is a person who thinks
While she washes up at the sink.
She turns over her mind
And lets it unwind…..
She writes all her thoughts down in ink.

CAN YOU TELL LIES?

Some people can’t fantasise
I wonder if they can tell lies?
Reverie  suits  me…
I daydream at tea.
Maybe my followers are spies?

Terry Eagleton reviews ‘The God Delusion’ by Richard Dawkins · LRB 19 October 2006

Amin Mughal Links

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n20/terry-eagleton/lunging-flailing-mispunching
An old piece of writing by Terry Eagleton, but it would be useful to read it in the context of the raging debate between reason and faith.

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Norman Mailer biography in LRB

Andrew O’Hagan reviews ‘Norman Mailer’ by J. Michael Lennon · LRB 7 November 2013.

I strongly recommend signing up for the LRB… read their blog and more.

Uncut Cover CD November 2013
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Locust

Vince Cable’s efforts to keep the Royal Mail in the hands of “blue chip investors” and away from “spivs and speculators” was delivered a blow this week when it emerged that the Children’s Investment Fund has taken a 5.8 per cent stake in the company following its privatisation earlier in the month.

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A TED conversation on thinking

http://www.ted.com/conversations/13165/what_is_thinking_how_thin.html

I am still wondering about thinking…. and this is very good and has good links too.But the more I ponder the

more puzzled I get.Is that good?

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Top book blog

This is highly thought of by many literary journals

Funny Jokes : Saying The Right Thing

JOKE
JOKE (Photo credit: bertknot)

 

Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends
Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Funny Jokes : Saying The Right Thing.

Grey wheezes…

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An old lady may love who she pleases;
And get up to some very grey wheezes.
For nobody looks
Not even the spooks..
As with a feather she tickles and teases.

But whips are considered low class.
Ladies,please let that thought pass.
A hug and a kiss
Is what lone persons miss.
So why can’t we do it en masse?

Literary Fractions and other Fictions

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Reading the right type of novel makes you better at understanding people.And that must be good.
Reading Fifty Shades in not so useful  and if you buy some whips and suchlike
you are increasing your expenditure.Be creative.DIY
Free  fantasy for all.Start now.. well later on…
I looked at that book..I did not realise what it was.The first 3 pages seemed dull so I out it back on  Waterstones‘  table.I can’t write a novel so I shall write a limerick
LOVE YOUR KITTEN
There was an old lady from Britain
Whose love focussed on her cat’s kitten.
She gave it warm milk
Wrapped it in silk.
And now she is knitting four mittens.Is that literary?
LITERARY LIMERICK?A philosopher  is a person who thinks
While she washes up at the sink.
She turns over her mind
And lets it unwind…..
She writes all her thoughts down in ink.

CAN YOU TELL LIES?

Some people can’t fantasise
I wonder if they can’t tell lies?
Reveries  suits  me…
I daydream at tea.
Maybe my best friends are spies?

LITERARY OR POPULAR FICTION?

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This  is  verygood.[I was just practising how to do a lnk there!I am  not fully trained in editing.]
This is an interesting article about the difference between literary and popular fiction.I have written a few short stories but always wanted to write a novel.
I love Nicholas Freeling.His  novels are written as detective stories but they qualify as literary fiction.I especially like,Dresden Green.
You can get a full  list of his novels via the link above.I shall be mulling over the thought of writing this weekend and looking a people walking by as I stroll along.
Why do we women wear such clothes?Why is “feminine” a bad word… like flowered dresses?How can one reconcile feminism with femininity?We don’t all want abortions like Simone de Beauvoir.
The other day I wore a dress and my partner said,Auntie E!
Not a compliment is it?I was wondering how good my imagination is.It’s based on experience