On the Practice of Commonplacing

The practice of commonplacing is the act of a reader recording meaningful phrases, sentences, and paragraphs of text or "commonplaces," a practice that has been observed for centuries by great minds such as Caesar, Milton, Locke, Jefferson, and Emerson as well as literary figures such as Sherlock Holmes. Traditionally, these commonplaces were generally gathered from books, but a commonplace in... Continue Reading →

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The Occasional Commonplace (4/8/18)

This week's selection comes from Lavie Tidhar, another author featured in David Steffen's Long List Anthology series, Jonathan McIntosh who discusses the metaphysics of Tolkien, and Philip and Carol Zaleski as they write about C. S. Lewis and the Inklings.

Sale: Multiple C. S. Lewis Titles

A number of C. S. Lewis' fiction and non-fiction titles are on sale on Amazon for $2.99 or less. If you have never read Lewis' work, I highly recommend you do so. His Chronicles of Narnia filled my childhood with delight and is still a series I go back to again and again as an adult, and... Continue Reading →

Sale: Long List Anthology (Vol. 3)

The third installment in the Long List anthology series edited by David Steffen and containing contributions from authors such as Aliette de Bodard and Mary Robinette Kowal is available at Amazon (Non-Affiliate Link) for $0.99. Though still reading through Vol. 2, I have thoroughly enjoyed many of the stories contained therein and have even quoted... Continue Reading →

The Weekly Commonplace (12/9/17)

Take a stroll through a double-length post filled with sentences brimming with a haunting beauty from J.K. Rowling, insightfully poetic prose on the agelessness of the typewriter and the Digital Age from Richard Polt, and miscellany from Annie Dillard, Mary Shelley, and the editors of "Creators on Creating".

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