Most of you have chosen a planner/calendar for the year by now, but in case you need a change, Polestar Calendars have reduced the price on their 2013 calendars by 40%. Great little Canadian company. The Polestar Planner is only $8! Love, love, love the cover art this year, and the weekly quotes. Always like to support a small, local company. 🙂
If I should write and honest diary, what should I say? Alas, that life has halfness, shallowness. I have almost completed thirty-nine years, and I have not adjusted my relation to my fellows on the planet, or to my own work. Always too young or too old, I do not justify myself; how can I satisfy others?
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great visual, modified for blog writing, for that bible of all writers, The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. You can NEVER go wrong with these rules. And if you don’t own the book go out and buy it. Or download it. Or borrow it. Whatever you have to do.
When I ordered the Episode Collector daily planner, I also ordered the Monopoly Toffeenut Diary. I love the sweater-like material on the outside of the diary.
The diary also came with interesting stickers. The numbers are to act as monthly dividers.
This calendar is also undated so you can just circle the month. Each monthly intro page has different animals.
A blank monthly page.
A typical weekly page.
The back cover.
I really liked this planner but as it’s undated I decided to keep it for next year. Or just add it to my growing collection. 🙂
This kind of thing drives me CRAZY. It could be a nice sentiment but take a few minutes to check your spelling and grammar. I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve seen “breath” instead of “breathe” or “loose” instead of “lose”. And it’s just sad that “it’s” is used correctly at the beginning of the second sentence but not at the end. I don’t know why “it’s” is so hard for people; sound it out for gosh sakes: If it is meant to be, it will find it is way. Aha!!
My rant for the day. 🙂
Sometimes what someone chooses to write down is more important than what they say.
– Patricia MacLachlan
Review from Publishers Weekly, week of November 5, 2012
Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors
by Andrew Shaffer
In this rollicking romp through a gallery of writers whose genius came with a price (alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and other troubles), Shaffer (Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love) offers a terrific blend of literary history, biography, and witty commentary. With a breezy style full of pithy asides, Shaffer profiles a wide range of writers including the Marquis de Sade, Samuel Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Baudelaire, Dorothy Parker, Dylan Thomas, Elizabeth Wurtzel, and James Frey, exposing both the exuberant and the dark sides of their notorious lives. Shaffer may playfully acknowledge an early romanticized admiration for his rock star writers and their decadent lifestyles, but he does, emphatically, not the grim aspects of their lives (early death, debilitating depression, crippling drug and alcohol dependency, dysfunctional relationships). The protagonists may have been self-destructive, but their exploits are always wildly entertaining, and their output is all the more miraculous for what they survived. As Shaffer observes, that these writers achieved anything in their addled states is remarkable.