Oliver Wendell Holmes (29 August, 1809 – 7 October, 1894) was a Cambridge, MA native known for his poetry and essays. Books by or about Oliver Wendell Holmes Mr. Holmes graduated from Harvard University in 1836. After practicing medicine for the next decade he became a teacher at Dartmouth College and dean at Harvard Medical School. Holmes was the first dean at age 33. Mr. Holmes was a very popular teacher because he was the only one that could keep the class awake. In 1843 Holmes wrote The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever, which was considered groundbreaking. Holmes wrote that the fever was carried from patient to patient by physicians and nurses. In the pager he proposed that stuff should wear clean clothing and be avoided by those aiding birth and those performing autopsies. Even though Holmes conclusions were ridiculed by many contemporary doctors, who sometimes operated in coats stiff from blood. Even though Holmes was proven right later on (1847), it’s on until 1935 that his recommendations were adhered to. His son, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr was a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and American Civil War veteran. During his lifetime, Mr. Holmes was acknowledged by his peers as one of the…
Ms. Crawford wrote an amusing book, easy to read, quick, intelligent and often funny. The author even made me like some of the most spoiled kids the protagonist was engaged with, as well as a few pointers on writing essays (and if you follow my blog you know that there is certainly a lot left to be desired).
The story takes place over a course of about 12 hours, but much of the story is told in flashbacks and memories which are triggered by external events which the protagonist, a flier named Leslie Mason, experiences. Mason is experiencing a profound sense of loss almost every waking moment due to his luck of having survived many missions, but loosing many friends who did not have such good fortune. In his depressed state, Mason is concerned only with the present and survival, not concerned about past or future.
I did not read this book in English, which gave me a different perspective on the Harry Hole novels. For example, the name itself in English is Harry Hole, but translated in another language with different emphasis and sounds it is more like Hari Hølā (Hoo-laa), a little point which I really enjoyed. Of course, the Norwegian names were difficult to pronounce, but that is part of the charm of translated novels.
Editing my first draft was something of a revelation. The novel is set in 1934, so that was a hard stop for all slang and references. That reference to Jiminy Cricket? Nope, that had to go. (Pinnochio didn’t come out until 1940.) What about “out the wazoo?” Doesn’t that just scream ’30s PI? Nope. Actually the term didn’t come into use until the late ’60s.
It is amazing to think that school is about to start, the summer flew by and we still have a vacation to take. We take the kids out of school because it’s a lot cheaper to go to place once school start, we can have an amazing vacation for half the price. Of course this year I’m going to be in school too so my “vacation” might not be as relaxing as I had hoped. This year brings us new challenges, we are paying an obscene amount for after-school care which consists of a whopping 2 hour a day for three days a week. Even with schedule changes, we still have two hours a week which are an issue. We are currently scrambling to find a solution otherwise… well… obscene amount. A new post of Fun Facts Friday: Ray Bradburymanoflabook.com/wp/?p=11401 #FunFacts RT @brainpicker: An illustrated dictionary of wonderfully unusual words j.mp/1tmS370 26 Famous (And Free) Fonts You’ll Want To Start Using Immediately huff.to/1BFMaWh via @HuffPostArts RT @Ivan_Izo: Kill Writer’s Block Todaywriteronfire.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/kil… RT @WritersDigest: Self-Editing Advice: How to Tackle Character Consistencytinyurl.com/k6xp788 via @MsBessieBell Dave Eggers: Don’t write off publishing yetkiamaindependent.com.au/story/2506580/… There Is One New Book On Amazon Every Five Minutestechcrunch.com/2014/08/21/the… via @TechCrunch Check out my new post…
Ray Bradbury didn’t like computers or eBooks, believing that the Internet was “distracting”. However his stance softened when his agent explained to him that “a new contract wouldn’t be possible without ebook rights”.
I did enjoy the premise of the story, which seemed to be edited heavily to the point where character development took a second seat to length. A quick, quirky read with a noir feel about a feisty lady and a soldier, both trying to make a difference out of place.
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I enjoyed reading the comic book on an eReader very much, something I didn’t think would.