My sister tells me that she reads this blog and the thing she likes best (besides the “crazy” links I put up and my occasional mention of my “numbered” roommates) are the comments. Well, at least visitors will now know that their responses will not be in vain.
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We also tried making a chicken and mushroom quiche the other day. The trick is to not leave it in the oven too long or the chicken will dry out. Dried chicken tastes a lot like the dried meat stuff in plastic containers, the kind sold in Asian food stores. It’s usually used to flavor rice porridge.
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I’ve also been writing for the last couple of days since I came home. I’m past the 25,000 word mark now, but the draft is really, really bad. It will never see the light of day in its present form if I can help it.
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I wonder if anyone has done a study to see what names would sell the most books or would induce a customer to pick up a book. We could have controls by having the same exact story with the same cover and the same title. Only the author’s name would be different. Would a “John Smith” or a “Jane Doe” sell more books than a “Mortimer Granowsky” or “Shenesha Merhered”? Would any hint of ethnicity in a name alter how often someone would pick up a book?