The End

Hello all,

I think it’s time to finally put in words what I’ve been denying for a long time – this blog is no longer a part of my life. It’s been great, these past three or so years, sharing thoughts and ideas and literature with like-minded folk, and discovering some great writers and people in the process. But I feel my life heading in new directions, and so amigos, I bid you all a bittersweet farewell : )

I’ll miss you all, especially Steph and Claire – who stuck with this dying thing until the very last post when everyone else left me, forgotten, at the bottom of their overflowing Google Readers. Haha love you guys! <3


p.s. I’ve been inspired by Claire to set up a tumblr again, will probably post the things I’ve been reading and random notes/thoughts there once in a while! Hope to see you there! (

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6 thoughts on “The End

  1. There is a time and season for all things, and sometimes that includes book blogging. Sad to see you officially go. Good luck with all of your endeavors!

  2. re: book review request by award-winning author

    Dear Tuesday in Silhouette:

    I’m an award-winning author with a new book of fiction out last month.
    Ugly To Start With is a series of thirteen interrelated stories about
    adolescence published by West Virginia University Press.

    All the stories in my collection have been previously published in
    well-regarded print and online literary magazines such as The Iowa
    Review, Passager, The Bitter Oleander, Confrontation, Salt River
    Review, The Foliate Oak. and The Cortland Review.

    Can I interest you in reviewing it?

    If you write me back at, I can email you a PDF of my book. If you require a bound copy, please ask, and I will forward your reply to my publisher. Or you can write directly to Abby Freeland at:

    My publisher, I should add, can also offer your readers a free excerpt of my book through a link from your blog to my publisher’s website:

    Here’s what Jacob Appel, celebrated author of
    Dyads and The Vermin Episode, says about my new collection: “In Ugly to Start With, set in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Cummings tackles the challenges of boyhood adventure and family conflict in a taut, crystalline style that captures the triumphs and tribulations of small-town life. He has a gift for transcending the particular experiences to his characters to capture the universal truths of human affection and suffering–emotional truths that the members of his audience will recognize from their own experiences of childhood and adolescence.”

    My short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five literary journals, including North American Review, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. Twice I have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. My short story “The Scratchboard Project” received an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007.

    I am also the author of the nationally acclaimed coming-of-age novel The Night I Freed John Brown (Philomel Books, Penguin Group, 2009), winner of The Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers (Grades 7-12) and one of ten books recommended by USA TODAY.

    For more information about me, please visit:

    Thank you very much, and I look forward to hearing back from you.


    John Michael Cummings

  3. After nonblogging (sort of) for months, I’m trying tumblr again and I miss you there. You were right, it’s easy to maintain more than a regular blog like this. Especially when we don’t care much about readership, only needing a creative outlet. Wish you pop your head in again there one day.

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