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Lilian Nattel's Old Blog: Moving!

I am now self-hosting my blog! If you’re following me here, please subscribe there! At one time, believe it or not, I had half a dozen different blogs. Life is too short, simplification is my new by-word. (PS Eventually, for

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A Writer's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Buried Giant is a different book from Ishiguro’s previous ones, and that’s something I admired before I read it. But it was an interview I saw with him that made me pick it up. By that time, I’d already forgotten what The . . . → Read More: A Writer’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

A Writer's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Buried Giant is a different book from Ishiguro’s previous ones, and that’s something I admired before I read it. But it was an interview I saw with him that made me pick it up. By that time, I’d already forgotten what The . . . → Read More: A Writer’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

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A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Review: A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944

A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944 by Willy Peter Reese My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The powerful memoir of a German infantry soldier during WW2, A Stranger to Myself was written in 1944 a few months before the author died, drawn from his detailed journals written at the . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Review: A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944

A Novelist's Eye: Lilian Nattel Online: Toronto Ice Storm: Birch Tree

Mercifully we have power. So I can appreciate the beauty of this:

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That’s the birch tree leaning over our back balcony. Across the street the limb of a tree fell down on a power line. A neighbour set up orange pylons around it. I pray for the trees.

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A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Words on Wednesday

Passover is here, which means eating matzah, also chocolate and more eggs than usual. This year during the seder one line struck me from our (radically abridged) reading of the Hagaddah: “Today we are slaves; next year may we be free.” It contradicts a note I have taped to my wall as a reminder: “you . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Words on Wednesday

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Leaves in January

That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.

– Sonnet 73, W.Shakespeare

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A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: The Sun Keeps Rising

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The world ain’t ending folks. View from my kitchen while getting kids their breakfast.

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A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk 3, originally uploaded by colographicalchemy.

I didn’t take this photo but I saw its match today. There is a family of Coopers Hawks nesting in the park a block from my house. This morning when I was out for a walk in the early morning, a young one was sitting . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Coopers Hawk

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Web of Angels in Calgary

I’m in a whirlwind of travel. Thousands of KM west, 3 provinces, then back home. In an hour my taxi arrives to take me west again. So I’ll just leave you, my friends, with these pictures of Calgary, Alberta! (Click any pic to enlarge).

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Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

… in like a lion edition… I have, so far, stayed away from saying a lot about the ongoing car accident going by the name of Robo-gate, phonescam, etc. Final determinations of blame and guilt have yet to happen. Here is what we do know. Something did happen in Guelph. The RCMP and Elections Canada . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Scrivener Review

Well, folks, Scrivener for Windows is out of beta and version 1 is available for purchase or free trial.

It’s fabulous. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Finally PC=Mac in the writing world.

An aside…I know people rave about Mac, but I’ve always been a PC devotee, mainly because of the cost. Before I . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Scrivener Review

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Evening Light

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A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: changes…

changes…, originally uploaded by vdaaccord06. First draft, page 12. This is what it’s like to begin: with hope and trepidation. Filed under: Miscellany . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: changes…

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Showing Girls Strength and Grace

At the end of last week, we had 2 special dinner guests. My daughters were star-struck. One could barely speak; the other requested signatures on a notebook, origami birds, and a length of fabric. This is the way it came about. I was ordering tickets for Canadian Women’s Hockey day, and got to chatting with […] . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Showing Girls Strength and Grace

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Esi Edugyan for Half-Blood blues shortli

Esi Edugyan for Half-Blood blues shortlisted for GG prize. I have HBB, look forward to reading it. http://ow.ly/6UdMS Filed under: Miscellany . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Esi Edugyan for Half-Blood blues shortli

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: I love the pig!

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A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: car ads on the Colosseum?

Rome is looking for “sponsors” soon to show their wares on tickets & exterior http://ow.ly/6EM8M Filed under: Miscellany . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: car ads on the Colosseum?

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: stuffies proves evolution is a myth

However the illiteracy of the Jewish fundamentalists belies their point. http://ow.ly/6Eai3 Filed under: Miscellany . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: stuffies proves evolution is a myth

Leaky nose, poundy head, chesty cough

Yep, that would be me. A thousand pardons for the lack of blogging — my brain is sore. On a semi-related note, if you haven’t already done so then go read about Dr. Dawg’s experience with our horrible health care system. Compare a… . . . → Read More: Leaky nose, poundy head, chesty cough

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: boy with balloons in India photo of the day

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A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: making the most of difference

people with Aspergers excel in company that tests software http://ow.ly/6D3KU Filed under: Miscellany . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: making the most of difference

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: women’s sex strike ends armed conflict

A whole new approach to peace keeping. http://ow.ly/6yCwI Filed under: Miscellany . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: women’s sex strike ends armed conflict

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: children’s book too hot for U.S.

Evolution published by Kids Can Press in Cda. Way to go! I’m ordering it. http://ow.ly/6whmt Filed under: Miscellany . . . → Read More: A Novelist’s Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: children’s book too hot for U.S.