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Rainy Day Reads: Finding myself in a book

That's why we read, isn't it? To find ourselves. Maybe nor ourselves ourselves. Maybe not the 9-to-5 working grind selves. Maybe our pirate selves. Our magic-wielding selves. Our time-travelling Scottish selves.
Letter from the Editor of Capital City Weekly

...Meals with Midgi, page 21) and James Roberts (Doctor Fermento, page 20) you'll find articles by Arts columnists Randi Spray (Rainy Day Reads, page 11), Clint Farr (Farr North Perspectives, page 6), and, in later issues, Jim Hale...
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The art of the novella

One day whilst browsing at Hearthside, I came upon a little orange book. The book was "Parnassus on Wheels" by Christopher Morley and I quite enjoyed it. It's about books and I love books.
Choose your own autobiography

If you read only one celebrity biography ever, make it "Choose your Own Autobiography" by Neil Patrick Harris.
Like Shark Week for book-lovers

Yes, that's right people - it's Booker season. As in the Man Booker Prize for those of you who don't follow books like you follow Twitter. It's a literary award.

I was one of those people who said they'd never get an ereader. It was like blasphemy to me. Books were the physical things you held in your hands. You turned the pages, you hefted their weight, you sniffed their used-book/new-book smell.
A new format for Arts

...CCW is expected to remain constant. That means you'll still see articles by Arts columnists Clint Farr, Jim Hale, Randi Spray, Christine Carpenter and Tanna Peters, and by CCW columnists Jeff Lund, Laine Welch, Kelly "Midgi" Moore, James Roberts...
For those who don't want to read

A tough choice is before you. You want to have an opinion on the Man Booker Prize nominees (your own opinion, not mine) but you don't want to read all six books in the next five weeks.
Booker season: It's complicated in Calcutta

"The Lives of Others" by Neel Mukherjee is exactly what I'd expect from a Man Booker Prize shortlistee. It's deep, it's complicated and it's rather exuberant with the commas.
Rainy Day Reads: Put a 'u' in it

...across the Thames River is seen on Dec. 16, 2011 in London with the Millenium Bridge in the foreground. Photo by Randi Spray.A study in spellingIn the fall of 2011, I went to the UK for a term at the University of London School of Oriental...


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