Entries from August 2012

Picasso: I am always doing what I cannot do

I am always doing what I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

Pablo Picasso (via)

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Elmore Leonard on bad movies and good writing

Elmore Leonard interviewed by James Parker of The Atlantic.

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Quote of the Day

War hath no fury like a non-combatant.

Charles Edward Montague (via)

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Bookplates are back

The last bookplate giveaway was so popular, we blew through my supply in just a few weeks. But a new shipment just arrived, and this bookplate is even nicer than the last — beautiful letterpress printing on thick paper. Even better than a plain old signed book. And your showoff friends who read the ebook on their fancy iPads will be sick with envy. (A photo of the full bookplate is here.)

For those of you who missed it the first time around, this is just my way of saying thank you to readers who can’t get to a reading to have their books signed in person. There’s no charge. Just send me your snail mail address and any special inscription you might want (“For Uncle Marvin on his 73rd birthday…”). Reminder: for security reasons, don’t post your mailing address in the comments section. Send it to me in an email (you can use the form here).

Thanks again, everyone.

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Lartigue again


Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986)
“Etretat” (1907)
Silver gelatine, print around 1965

Via Galerie Berinson

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