Category Archives: Between the margins

So apparently this one space/two space debate has been going on for a while.

Today at work, I was fairly shocked to discover that nearly everyone there over the age of 25 believes that it is technically correct to put two spaces after the end of a sentence. Although we were allowed this in … Continue reading

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And the suspense builds on …

I’m nearing the halfway point of The Poet (and this I am terribly ashamed to admit, seeing as I should have finished it this weekend). So here’s a little update. Continue reading

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Happy, erm, anniversary, Romeo & Juliet.

According to three bizarro Web references (one, two, three), Romeo and Juliet’s wedding anniversary is today. Probably. None of them ever provide any evidence of this (and one of the commentors refutes it), so probably it’s not true at all. But when do you ever get to raise a glass in the name of the tragic whiny couple who were silly enough to kill themselves over their parents’ “Keep up with the Jones” obsessions? Never. So I’m going to give this one a Mulligan and say, “Happy anniversary Romeo & Juliet!” Continue reading

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Entering new genres: tread lightly!

My aunt and uncle (not technically, but pretty much I consider them that way) recently joined forces to recommend a new book to me, The Poet. OK, actually it wasn’t recently. It was last October. Continue reading

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If you dog-ear the pages, I will dog-ear your ears …

It goes without saying that you should never use the pages of a book itself to mark a page. Everyone has done it at some hurried moment, but I try, if at all possible, to preserve my books’ pages and find at least something to mark the page. Continue reading

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Grammar has reasons that reason knows pretty well. I swear.

Grammar is one reasonable thing. Today is National Grammar Day, apparently. I say apparently because I’ve just discovered this (far too late in the day), and I feel that I should at least mark it. I could tell you the … Continue reading

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Five ways to make kids read across America even more

Today is Read Across America, and it’s important to remember it because it’s celebrations like this in schools that made me love books. But sometimes schools have the best intentions and the most awkward of methods, especially when it comes … Continue reading

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