Mar. 5th, 2017


Mar. 5th, 2017 01:04 am
marycatelli: (Reading Desk)
OBSOLETE, adj. No longer used by the timid. Said chiefly of words. A word which some lexicographer has marked obsolete is ever thereafter an object of dread and loathing to the fool writer, but if it is a good word and has no exact modern equivalent equally good, it is good enough for the good writer. Indeed, a writer's attitude toward "obsolete" words is as true a measure of his literary ability as anything except the character of his work. A dictionary of obsolete and obsolescent words would not only be singularly rich in strong and sweet parts of speech; it would add large possessions to the vocabulary of every competent writer who might not happen to be a competent reader.

Ambrose Bierce


Mar. 5th, 2017 10:36 am
marycatelli: (Golden Hair)
Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

The adventures of Anya, a second princess, out to disenchant the prince whom her sister Morven had been in love with, until her stepstepfather had not only turned this prince into a frog, but produced another prince to lure Morven's heart away. (Not that that's too difficult.)

Read more... )
marycatelli: (East of the Sun)
It's kind of annoying to find a writer who talks of the importance of doing your research and then pulls an awful research blooper.

In fairy tales, all witches are evil, and all wizards good. sigh

Read more... )
marycatelli: (Galahad)
Lord, who throughout these forty days
For us didst fast and pray,
Read more... )


marycatelli: (Default)

October 2017

1 234 5 67
89 10 1112 13 14
15 1617 18192021

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 19th, 2017 10:57 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios