Thursday, January 27, 2011

Here it begins

A Cat Named Frank - A novel by... I still plan on writing you.  I still don't know what you're going to be about.

On the other hand, I have figured out what to make this blog about.  I'm known to be a little blunt, even overly frank about things. This blog, while not necessarily long on opinion per se, will be about about the things that deserve frank and open discussion and evaluation, regardless of how mundane they may be.  

The purpose of this blog: develop a community of book readers by forcing myself to read and analyze more classics and non-fiction while still reading lots and lots of brain candy; write about the wonder of words and language; share kitchen creations and catastrophes - mine, my husband's, and restaurant's;  marvel on the power of words; delve into the things that make a life well lived; ponder the things that make me laugh; and maybe test some of my own fiction. Oh, and spreadsheets.  There's a chance I might talk about spreadsheets.  Cuz I like them.  A lot.  So much that  Emily gave me a mug to proclaim my esteem for spreadsheets.


  1. HOORAY! So glad you're here! Can't wait to read and write and think with you! :)

  2. Funny, I've been bemoaning the fact that few of my friends read anymore, and at the same time I've been rereading a lot of the big classics that (I now realize) were wasted on my youth. Walden, for instance, is only really coming alive for me now, in my third reading, thirty years after the first. Moby Dick, on the other hand, seemed strange and brilliant when I was young, and now seems only to cry out for a severe and crabby editor.

  3. Wait a minute. I thought you and I would write a romance novel together. How would that title work?! oh boy...

  4. @TT - See? I haven't read either book. How can we discuss? And now to add more books to my list of unread must-reads.

    @MV - ACNF isn't the title of our book. It's a different book.

  5. Hi, Amy! Welcome! Glad to see you out there.

  6. Congrats on taking the blogging plunge, Amy! Who knew there were enough people who love spreadsheets to warrant making mugs?