Monthly Archives: December 2012

Non-words for December

We made it. Here are the Non-words for December. Thanks Bobby Arellano, Brian Wagner and Leroy Fulwiler. There’s more non-word fun to come, including some non-words that didn’t make it. So stay tuned. peasle, v. to object to every new … Continue reading

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An Interview with Siobhan Kelly

Siobhan Kelly’s novel Through a Shot Glass, Darkly is about a Jersey girl who buys a tavern in the small mid-western college town, fictional Sherman, Nebraska. She makes some friends, learns the culture, when suddenly one of her customers is … Continue reading

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2012 favorites

I asked some Literary Ashlanders about their favorite books of 2012. Here are some of their replies: Patty Wixon: We the Animal s by Justin Torres. Vince Wixon: The Richard Pevear/Larissa Volokhonsky translation of Anna Karenina. Don Morris: favorite non-fiction: … Continue reading

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Arithmetic Depends on Grammar

If you get all of the presents in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” how many presents do you get? 364 (because of the AND) Here’s the formula: ((1 x 12)+ (2 x 11)+(3 x 10)+(4 x 9)+(5 x … Continue reading

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