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Monthly Archives: March 2009

The sleep experiment

Last week I finished the final edits on The History of the Medieval World and celebrated by feeding myself some brain candy. Hey, if I don’t read Glamour occasionally, how will I ever know what color nail polish to wear with my little black dress, or why Katie Holmes “Loves Her Life”? So I ran […]

When you throw a party for 20,000 and 1,500 show up…

News article today from Publisher’s Weekly, worth reading if you’re interested in publishing… Missed Connection: Christian Book Expo Attracts Few Customers by Marcia Z. Nelson — Publishers Weekly, 3/23/2009 7:50:00 AM Stacks of unsold books and glum publishers stood for three days inside the cavernous Dallas Convention Center this past weekend at the Christian Book […]

Weeks 10 and 11: While I Was Gone and Quiverfull

I’m still pursuing the 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge, but the last few books haven’t inspired me to write lengthy reflections, so this is more along the lines of an update. Books: While I Was Gone, by Sue Miller, and Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement, by Kathryn Joyce. Grade: B for both I […]

Susan and the index

So last week’s task–one which pulled me away from finishing the edits on the History of the Medieval World (a job that seems to be stretching into infinity, but that’s another story)–was to proofread the index for the upcoming edition of The Well-Trained Mind. Proofreading an index is a weird job. You’re looking not so […]

When databases turn rogue

I’m a fan of As a reader, I find it satisfying that I can search and find almost any title, even out-of-print ones. As a writer, I’m relieved that readers can find me even if their local bookstore doesn’t provide me with shelf space. (Let’s see: John Grisham, Stephenie Meyer, Oprah’s latest selection, me….which […]

Weeks 8 and 9: The Celebration Chronicles and Celebration, USA

The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney’s New Town, by Andrew Ross


At the suggestion of my tech-savvy brother, I’m now Twittering. Sign up and search for my user name (SusanWiseBauer) if you’d like to add me–or just use this link. On work days, I’ll be posting brief updates as I write; on the days when I’m parent in charge, I’ll let you know how the whole […]

Fast-growing small publishers: we’re one!

I owe the blog an update on last week’s “52 Books” title (Andrew Ross’s The Celebration Chronicles) and I’ll get to it shortly…I keep finding other things to post about. This morning, as I watched the snow fall (I only get to do that once every couple of years), I saw that Publisher’s Weekly had […]