Month: June 2012

10 Reasons Why Cormac McCarthy Is A Badass

Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written many novels, including The Road, No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses, and Blood Meridian. McCarthy isn’t afraid of delving into the dark side of America. McCarthy makes violence a thing of beauty. McCarthy hates talking about…

Book Review – When Hoopoes Go To Heaven

by Gaile Parkin (Corvus) ISBN: 9780857894090 After Baking Cakes in Kigali, Parkin has written a novel that is set in Swaziland. Just like her previous book, Parkin writes with attention to detail and her descriptions appealed to my imagination. Underlying is a theme about the…

Book Review – Wildlife Heroes

by Julie Scardina and Jeff Flocken (Running Press) ISBN 978-0-7624-4319-2 This coffee table book has crisp, beautiful photographs of animals that are vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. Once you've paged through the book and learnt about animals you have never heard of, and those you…

Book Review – The House On Willow Street

by Cathy Kelly (HarperCollins) ISBN 978000737628 Tess and Suki are sisters who grew up in a beautiful house in a small Irish town, which they had to sell when they could no longer afford living there. Their old house is bought by Cashel, the son…

Editor’s Mug

Editor’s Mug: Remember to close all parentheses. We’re not paying to air condition the entire paragraph.

16 Words That May Not Mean What You Think They Mean

1. Comprise To comprise is to enclose or include. Comprise is used in the active voice; therefore, “comprised of” is not correct. For example, The university comprises six colleges and nine divisions. Comprise is often confused with compose, which means to make up or be a constituent of. Compose can be used in the passive…
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