Category Archives: Essays

On Reviewing (Grammarly Edited)

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I use Grammarly’s free plagiarism checker because it’s never fun finding out that you’re not as original as you think you are. It’s about time that I wrote an essay about my philosophy of reviewing and why I think reviewers matter. To me, the essence of reviewing is the recording of one person’s experience with an item. That review allows… Read more »

Director’s Cut: Behind On Translation & The Little Prince

Considering that there are several blogs out there (all of which publish far more frequently than I do), I figured that now was as good a time as any to discuss the process by which I author a blog post for Ephemeral Pursuits. Sometimes (as in the case of a book review of a non-fine edition), I merely take some… Read more »

On Translation and The Little Prince

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[Post updated 9-October-2012 with a reply from the Folio Society] Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote the brilliant novella, The Little Prince in 1943. Originally written in French, it’s become the most translated book from its original language, into over 250 different distinct languages and dialects. But part of the charm of The Little Prince are its original watercolour illustrations by Saint-Exupéry…. Read more »

On Unplugging

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It’s a good thing to ‘unplug’ from the ‘always-on’ siren song of the Internet. Over the past two months, I’ve gone weeks without using the Internet apart from at work. What that’s done for me has been more time to read the books and other works I’ve wanted to read. I’ve also been able to watch several movies during my… Read more »