NEW FROM OLD

April 14, 2014
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LUDWIG SAID WHA?

March 30, 2014

Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup. – Ludwig van Beethoven

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A SENTENCE BY JOHN D. MacDONALD

March 29, 2014

Everything was under control. From Cape Fear and ummmm, no, it wasn’t.

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AN ADVERB BY PATRICIA HIGHSMITH

March 15, 2014

puzzledly This may be found in Strangers on a Train. Well played, Patricia.

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A SENTENCE BY DASH HAMMETT

March 1, 2014

Walt Halstead was a suave, pale, bald, fat man with tired eyes and a too tight collar. Now I know where Jack Webb got his Joe Friday voice over inspiration.

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DRY

February 22, 2014
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A SENTENCE BY AGATHA CHRISTIE

February 15, 2014

Thinking over what gave me most pleasure in my childhood I should be inclined to place first and foremost, my hoop. From Agatha’s incredibly delightful autobiography.

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THE HUNGER GAMES

February 12, 2014

The Saga of Katniss Everdeen, Conflicted Killing Machine

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A SENTENCE BY E. B. WHITE

February 1, 2014

It is almost impossible to catch a speedy invisible automobile even when one is a skillful dentist. From Stuart Little, and truer words were never spoken.

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A SENTENCE BY TIM WINTON

January 25, 2014

Because, look, even the missing are there, the gone and taken are with them in the shade pools of the peppermints by the beautiful, the beautiful the river. CLOUDSTREET’s the name. Gorgeous writing’s the game.

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