“What made Parker special was the twisted combination of a polite and personable woman with a wit designed for evisceration, a pen dipped in blood, and a tongue that worked best when unleashed.” Source
“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force” [Dorothy Parker].
She was absolutely one of a kind and we will continue to enjoy her wit for generations to come.
Years ago, I began keeping a list of the books I read and listen to. Every year I have a goal of reaching 100 and I never make it. I’ve made it to the upper 80′s but no more. Right now, I am in the mid-60′s.
Anyway, as a result I have been reluctant to read books over 500 pages. I’m thinking maybe I need to skip next year and tackle some longer books. I have been neglecting history books and novels such as Les Miserables and Moby Dick
What about you? Do you have reading goals? Do you make a list of all that you read?
I look forward to your replies. As always, thank you for reading my humble blog!
“You will never reach your destination if you stop to throw stones at every barking dog.” [Winston Churchill].
People and problems will try to lure you off the path. Remain focused and keep putting one foot in front of the other. Whether you are moving slow or fast, keep moving forward. Do not allow anyone to steal your dreams.
When the journey is complete, your joy will trump any disappointment from stinging words or hasty retreats by those who once mattered to you.
Persistence is victory and treasure is in the end. Keep going every day. Happy trails.
Links to various things that I think writers might find interesting. Since we are all different, we will not all agree. But, hey, what can you expect for free.
See my other Informed Writer posts for a bevy of links.
I have added something new to the site. At the top of the page, you will see the Wit and Wisdom page. Here, I will be sharing short thoughts and quips from my hyperactive mind. This is a repository of various thoughts that I hope you will find valuable. Let me know if you like this aspect of the Moving Word.
If the message in this photo is correct, what’s the point in going on? Where is hope? Where is peace? Depression would be the only logical answer.
Thankfully, it is a lie straight from Satan’s blackened heart (John 8:44). We can help ourselves in minor ways but we depend on God when we do so.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).