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06 March 2017 @ 04:00 am
11:21 PM - Unashamed fanboy moment over @MonaEltahawy & @Deeyah_Khan in BBC Imagine on #NadalEl Saadawi. Form "viewing" & "essential" into a phrase.

11:36 PM - If thou has but yet to depress thy digit on thy follow button, tis imperative. https://t.co/Vc9cv5s7wK
[ https://twitter.com/impropaganda/status/838529935723671552 ]

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29 January 2015 @ 04:00 am
11:17 AM - Ha! 10 Pieces of Advice For Serious Writers http://t.co/ahWuJl2h4P
[ http://www.antiserious.com/2015/01/25/10-advices-serious-writers/ ]

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25 January 2015 @ 04:00 am
8:55 AM - Interesting: Is ?Jesus? Son? a ?Red Cavalry? Rip-Off? http://t.co/0FXsKeqD1l via @The_Millions
[ http://www.themillions.com/2015/01/is-jesus-son-a-red-cavalry-rip-off.html ]

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22 January 2015 @ 04:00 am
8:56 AM - Critics vote on top 20 novels of century so far. I've read 5. http://t.co/N6WwpJeYcW
[ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/11357542/Have-you-read-the-21st-centurys-greatest-novel-so-far.html ]

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19 January 2015 @ 04:00 am
8:53 AM - ?It seems there?s been some kind of terrible misunderstanding about Birmingham. It?s not a new thing, no one?s ever wanted to go there.?

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17 January 2015 @ 04:00 am
8:31 AM - At this point, my academic bent is less of a hairpin and more of a residual kink.

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16 January 2015 @ 04:00 am
2:28 PM - You still have hope. Probably. -- "What Age Did the Greatest Authors Publish their Most Famous Works?" https://t.co/ApPMa9zD2o
[ https://blog.blinkboxbooks.com/what-age-did-the-greatest-authors-publish-their-most-famous-works/ ]

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08 January 2015 @ 04:00 am
9:08 AM - How To Be A Woman: Lorrie Moore as the mother you never had http://t.co/TyMB6FW1yC
[ http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/hazlitt/feature/how-be-woman#.VKz3ep9_jsM.twitter ]

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07 January 2015 @ 05:00 am
9:15 AM - Mark Zuckerberg?s Reading List Revealed http://t.co/JNPCwRF3xn #FacebookBookClub http://t.co/GTD79WzA3y
[ http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6p-iUDIMAACaFz.jpg ]
[ http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2015/01/06/facebook-book-club-mark-zuckerbergs-reading-list-revealed/ ]


9:49 AM - That was facetious, but seriously, Mark Zuckerberg's Book Club Could Be (Much) Bigger Than It Looks http://t.co/d4rh81fhCn
[ http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/01/mark-zuckerbergs-book-club-could-be-much-bigger-than-it-looks/384207/ ]

10:39 AM - "Like his detective Mick Something, Winnette has 'this shimmering determination all about him'..." http://t.co/glKcooZdSI
[ http://electricliterature.com/review-coyote-by-colin-winnette/#.VKu6s2Xq21w.twitter ]

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03 January 2015 @ 04:00 am
2:54 PM - Home from work already. http://t.co/8LANfxTjkY
[ http://instagram.com/p/xWwsiskixb/ ]

8:55 PM - Scare Tactics: Michel Houellebecq on His New Book http://t.co/oYFqMwM1PY
[ http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/01/02/scare-tactics-michel-houellebecq-on-his-new-book/ ]

8:56 PM - Is it wrong that I'm quite looking forward to that?

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02 January 2015 @ 04:00 am
9:18 AM - R.I.P. 2014

2014 - 2014

9:56 PM - The Girl and I are just about to watch the final episode of True Detective, season one.

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31 December 2014 @ 04:00 am
12:48 PM - You should all probably follow @Moranfox. A wise and ineluctably talented individual (and that's without mentioning his deep, soulful eyes).

1:01 PM - Oh Christ... The 13 Most Infuriating Quotes From The New Yorker?s "King Of Click Bait" Profile http://t.co/9VYpgRj55o
[ http://uproxx.it/1ECmxcT ]

5:21 PM - "@estheticism: ('??? ???? ? ? ?? ??? ???? ???' : http://t.co/vZv4oNSI0C )" << I'm big in Korea.
[ http://eligiblebookchelor.com/2013/06/24/top-ten-oscar-wilde-quotes-oscar-wilde-never-said/ ]

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30 December 2014 @ 04:00 am
11:44 AM - "For younger viewers, a Waterstones is like a really big Kindle that you can walk around."

4:42 PM - The Death of the Artist?And the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur http://t.co/jzB8SH3Znc
[ http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/01/the-death-of-the-artist-and-the-birth-of-the-creative-entrepreneur/383497/ ]

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27 December 2014 @ 04:00 am
4:10 PM - The Secret Auden by Edward Mendelson http://t.co/IwHC27fTEb #longreads
[ http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/mar/20/secret-auden/ ]

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26 December 2014 @ 04:00 am
8:52 PM - The Passive-Aggressive Guide to Book Gifting http://t.co/vibvVVZrNN #MerryChristmas
[ http://po.st/p5CAZl ]

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22 December 2014 @ 04:00 am
9:02 PM - Eyes on the prize: a brilliant satire of the Booker set http://t.co/7CtbJxnGWX
[ http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/12/eyes-prize-brilliant-satire-booker-set ]

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18 December 2014 @ 04:00 am
4:16 PM - My phone just tried to autocorrect broccoli to neoconservative #conspiracy

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24 November 2014 @ 04:20 am
11:53 AM - When the guest on Desert Island Discs picks Der H�lle Rache from The Magic Flute & you scramble to answer your phone #middleclassproblems

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15 November 2014 @ 04:00 am
8:45 AM - Why I Am Teaching a Course Called ?Wasting Time on the Internet? http://t.co/nMFu5UdUE4 via @newyorker
[ http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/wasting-time-on-the-internet ]

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12 November 2014 @ 04:00 am
6:55 PM - Wanted fourteen 12-hour nicotine patches instead of seven 24-hour ones, but apparently "fear of commitment" isn't a valid medical reason.

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09 November 2014 @ 04:00 am
9:25 PM - "I always write from my own experiences, whether I've had them or not." - Ron Carlson

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30 October 2014 @ 04:00 am
9:25 AM - "I leave a lot out when I tell the truth." - Amy Hempel

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29 October 2014 @ 04:00 am
5:47 PM - "Above all, he wanted to stop being a child without using the cheap disguise of being a parent."

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26 October 2014 @ 04:00 am
7:58 PM - When I was killing myself I never worried about death.

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25 October 2014 @ 04:00 am
7:28 PM - The habitual, assiduous rearranging of words, without promise of immediate reward #jobdescription

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09 October 2014 @ 04:00 am
7:22 PM - RT: "@ImogenWrote: I hope that @impropaganda will buy me a red panda when he is rich and famous" - Coming right up... http://t.co/5h17vWbV0D
[ http://static.blogo.it/eurocarblog/fiat-panda-anniversary-edition/1.jpg ]

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08 October 2014 @ 04:00 am
9:28 AM - "A foul, weaselfaced man with a lipped gash twisted into a mouth."

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02 October 2014 @ 04:00 am
1:02 PM - God, I forgot how much I loathe nineteenth century melodramas. Much relieved to get back to Shakespeare this year #workbardplaybard

1:07 PM - As Billie Jo Armstrong's phone explodes with its annual quota of hilarious wake up calls, he curses the day he ever wrote that song.

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30 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
12:25 PM - I knew from that day my heart could never beat for another; knew it with all my flesh; knew it undoubtedly, unquestionably, until I met you.

12:29 PM - That's my entry into the line-most-likely-to-be-uttered-by-a-tortured-YAfantasy-love-interest competition.

5:53 PM - Of course my YA novel doesn't have a love triangle. My YA novel has a love ~square.

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29 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
9:03 AM - After four years of university burnt her out on the written word, my girlfriend is getting back into reading for pleasure.

6:37 PM - "You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page." - Jodi Picoult. Good idea, Jodi. Why don't you try it?

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26 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
9:51 PM - "...though I prefer South America's finest anti-witchcraft anthem, Don't Scry For Me Argentina."

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25 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
1:31 PM - "Nothing any good isn't hard."

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24 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
9:19 PM - So confident that this children's novel I'm writing will be a success I'm already plotting how to simplify its title for American audiences.

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17 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
8:53 AM - Still don't understand why they named a whole rainforest after an internet company.

8:56 AM - Still, it's great advertising. I bet Amazon is huge in Brazil.

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15 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
11:27 AM - Customer: *looks at The Taxidermist's Daughter, sighs* "When will Kate Mosse stop writing novels and do something she's actually good at?"

4:01 PM - "Barthes is dead" - authors

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14 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
8:25 AM - Swansea yesterday, Abergavenny today. Three days into a seven day run. #work

2:06 PM - A lad just came into work to buy Fly Fishing, by J. R. Hartley. Said his boss said we'd definitely have it.

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13 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
4:59 PM - "Accepting the prize, Yates said he would spend 1/3 of the money on booze, 1/3 on kicking the booze, & 1/3 on running away from his mother."

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08 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
5:44 PM - How to Start a Story like Hemingway http://t.co/SaXxaKKZWy
[ http://graemeshimmin.com/how-to-start-a-story/ ]

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04 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
2:47 PM - "The essentially crackpot activity of sitting down alone several hours a day with an assortment of ghosts." - Ian McEwan on his job

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01 September 2014 @ 04:00 am
2:59 PM - Nineteen-Eighty-Bore: Why Orwell is a Literary Mediocrity, by Will Self http://t.co/qKoPn3riLd
[ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28971276?post_id=712320725_10152647883030726 ]

6:03 PM - One of the pleasant things about writing a children's book is not feeling the usual compulsion to salt the earth of adverbs.

6:04 PM - I mean, I'll still probably nix 90% on the rewrite, but for now I'm - rightly or wrongly - more content to let some of them slide.

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29 August 2014 @ 04:00 am
2:36 PM - You know you work for @Waterstones if... your home library has face-outs.

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27 August 2014 @ 04:00 am
6:11 PM - "Oh my, don't you have a lovely head of hair," says the 60-year-old woman buying Patrick O'Brian novels. If I had a coat I'd grab it.

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25 August 2014 @ 04:00 am
4:02 PM - Quite looking forward to Will Self's new book Shark, or as some wag has subtitled it: We're Gonna Need A Bigger Thesaurus.

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24 August 2014 @ 04:00 am
11:08 AM - City I work in is gearing up for the NATO summit. Food stalls for every country by the river and a military band just went down the high st.

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23 August 2014 @ 04:00 am
8:57 AM - Today, Twitter, begins my fifth month of sobriety... and my final month of being twenty-seven.

7:56 PM - If there's one thing I've learnt from taking over the kids section, it's that teenage girls cannot pronounce "allegiant".

8:48 PM - George Bernard Shaw's writing hut was named "London", so his staff would not be lying when they told visitors he had "gone to London".

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22 August 2014 @ 04:00 am
9:53 AM - Off to Swansea for work today.

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21 August 2014 @ 04:00 am
11:25 AM - Protean Shakespeare: Shakespeare in Love and the Many Faces of the Bard http://t.co/hFUqR8WoAX
[ http://www.litro.co.uk/2014/07/protean-shakespeare-shakespeare-in-love-and-the-many-faces-of-the-bard/ ]

11:26 AM - "Shakespeare is our invention: to read him is to write him."

8:32 PM - Excited to announce I've been shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize. Winner announced in a month, on a boat trip down the Thames.

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26 July 2014 @ 04:00 am
11:31 AM - "Not so much rising above fantasy as tunnelling beneath it, eschewing classic tropes for misfortune & squalor..." http://t.co/fcnjYhyGxm
[ http://sabotagetimes.com/books/win-a-copy-of-joe-abercrombies-brilliant-half-a-king/ ]

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