Reading, writing, thinking | Open Thread

Reading: Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald and the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy (2018) a collection of essays, in particular “Genre Problems: Andrew Lang and J.R.R. Tolkien on (Fairy) Stories and (Literary) Belief” by Sharin Schoeder.

Writing: “Princess Nobody and the Stranger,” another spin on a very old story line.

Thinking I cannot believe I have lived this long and until this week had no knowledge whatsoever about graphite holder pencils.

Weather is forecast to be warming up nicely the next few days, with no rain. How’d everyone survive the week?

3 thoughts on “Reading, writing, thinking | Open Thread”

  1. I believe you were around “techies”. If so, I *am* surprised that you hadn’t encountered lead holders before this week.

    1. It is very very likely that Daughter C, the artist, has hundreds. But if I’ve seen them, I do not remember. I also learned this week that a groundhog and a woodchuck are the same thing. Big week for me!

      1. Whistlepig aka groundhog aka woodchuck aka marmot After hearing their alarm call, whistlepig is an obvious choice for a nickname.

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