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Monthly Archives: December 2008

52 books in 52 weeks

Vacation is great. I haven’t set my alarm since my last post on December 20th, and my husband bought me HUGE chocolate-peanutbutter cups at the local candy store and I’ve had one for breakfast every morning. Next week I’ll actually be getting back to work, since I haven’t finished up the maps, timelines, and illustrations […]

And to all a good night.

I finished the edits, I printed it out (950 pages, finished around midnight), I sent it overnight to Norton. Time for Christmas vacation. I’ll be back after Christmas with updates. * The Mother Of God by William Butler Yeats The threefold terror of love; a fallen flare Through the hollow of an ear; Wings beating […]

Less than forty-eight hours to go–

I plan on putting this MS in the mail to Norton first thing Thursday morning, and I still have editing to do (I HATE writing chapter titles), so no long post. Just a note that the video of the lecture I gave at the Princeton Public Library is now online. Although I can’t resist making […]

William & Mary Book of the Month

is Art of the Public Grovel…if you want to hear me talk about it and see some not too flattering photos (hey, it was raining the day I went in to do the interview and I was on my way to class), go to the William & Mary News home page. I’m finishing the Medieval […]

The tale of two books, a publisher in trouble, and a pending nervous breakdown

A couple of weeks ago I finished proofing and sent back to Norton the galleys for the third edition of The Well-Trained Mind. The last edition is nearly five years old, and in five years books and curricula change and go out of print, so we had to replace some of our previous recommendations. This […]