Sunday, July 17, 2005

of books and writing

Copious comments in the e-mail today from Roger about the article and my introduction or lack thereof. He also offered extensive comments on the rest of the piece.

This is good news and bad news. The good news is that his comments are constructive and thoughtful, even if he does think that I should make more extensive use of the records in and (yawn) text of Green Book. The bad news is that there are lots of comments, all of them excellent and wise and that means lots and lots of revisions yet to be done.

By the by, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is amazing. I read all of it yesterday afternoon, and am almost done with rereading it. I'd love a third go, but Roger and the Hungarian Horntail win out. Like many people, I was incorrect in my guess as to the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

Here's hoping for a 2000 word day sometime very soon. For me, that is: Rowling can take a few months off.

4 comments:

Rob said...

You read the Harry Potter yesterday. The whole thing. In one day. And now you're reading it again. Impressive!

If you'd like some more off-topic reading to do, I'm working on a literature review right now and could use a hand, or at least a brain half as fast as yours...

:)

torporific said...

Twice! You read it twice? That's amazing. That's like reading
Infinite Jest (over a thousand pages), which I still have not read.

lemming said...

Thanks, fellas. :-) I can read fiction very quickly. I can read history somewhat quickly. Alas, I write very slowly.

Don said...

Partner got his copy on Saturday. I can wait till he finishes or buy a British copy while we are in England on the choir trip.

I am also impressed that you are willing to go a third round in reading the latest HP.