It means a lot and it’s one of the best things to happen for my book so far, and I really doubt it will appear on any other lists.
30 Under 30 is also on it, but I really doubt in-ness had much to do with it.
I think the lists are pretty persuasive. When someone says here are my favorite books from last year, we might listen. It’s less work than reading all the reviews, at a time when readers are in the shopping mood.
So maybe “best of” is a misnomer and we should know it’s really “favorites” or “notables.”
No need for duplicity friends… these days Nicole Aragi mostly handles the ugliness of publicity and such, when I’m not assigned a p.r. team but back in the old days I found if you catch the eye of a grand dame of letter then things more or less fall into place.
that’s right, yo. mama had a 70 year old professor of 19th Century American Lit once tell her that comma splices were transgressive but not as transgressive as what got the sexual womens killed in 1970s and 80s American horror films… mama has used semicolons ever since.
i’ve been told semicolons are (eh em, technically) supposed to have a joining word to combine those oh so independent clauses, as in: i sincerely love you; though, i resent you sometimes, pseudo-academic internet literature and/or writing blog.
but. my irony was sincere (and maybe a tad vice-versa.) sincerony is a movement. we’re artists in the digital 21st century. we love to hate. perhaps more than ever.
but also seriously: match.com type sites, videos people set to music on youtube, people talking into their webcams, youtube celebrities, the numerous numerous blogs about the numerous numerous lives, HTMLGIANT. there’s sincerity on the net, we just have a hard time processing it because there’s so much to process.
katie, i’m sure you’ve been told. but its just not true. when you link two independent clauses together using a semicolon, transitional phrases are only optional. its not your fault though, i imagine your comp teacher was a creative writing ta who thought the rules of grammar were outdated and unnecessary so they never bothered to learn them and consequently never bothered to pas them on correctly. the good news is. i still love you.
The only rule for semicolon usage is that you form an independent clause after the semicolon. An exception can be made for creating long lists and using semicolons instead of commas to separate the items.